Find out how the UK will respond to opportunities and challenges, what is being achieved for the UK and who we are working with.
The Department for International Development (DFID) closed on 2 September 2020 and merged with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to create the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
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Lebanon is a small country in a volatile region. With a population of 4.4 million Lebanese people, Lebanon is under severe strain hosting around 1.5 million Syrian refugees and approximately a quarter of a million Palestinian refugees that have lived in Lebanon for decades. The living conditions of the most vulnerable - both refugees and poor Lebanese - have worsened significantly over the years and the situation facing the displaced is painfully acute. The strain of the Syrian conflict on Lebanon’s own services and economy is immense, fuelling tensions between communities and exacerbating pre-existing fragility. This is made worse by poor job prospects, widespread inequality and social marginalisation. This risks growing violence, extremism and radicalisation, as well as onward migration to Europe.
To find out how the UK will respond to opportunities and challenges, what is being achieved for the UK and who we are working with please read the full Country Profile for Lebanon
- Development Tracker: Lebanon to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector
- International Development Funding finder tool for funding opportunities by country, sector and organisation type
- Research for Development Outputs for outputs from DFID funded research projects and programmes