CERF-funded Project


Ensuring shelter options for the most vulnerable families evacuated from their homes as a result of the Beirut Port explosion (20-RR-HAB-002)

Project overview

The main objective of this project is to provide emergency shelter to the most vulnerable people affected by the explosions in Beirut. With CERF funding, UN-Habitat provides cash for rent to the most vulnerable families who were evacuated by the Municipality of Beirut from their housing units due to severe structural damages. The project targets two of the most affected neighbourhoods following the explosion: Mar Mikhael and Karantina, where the number of evacuated buildings is between 80 to 100 (Municipality of Beirut). The project provides those evacuated with the cash to enable them to rent outside the affected areas. The project assists 800 households (4,000 people, focusing on women, children, and the elderly) in securing adequate shelter options for a minimum period of 3 months. Living in adequate individual shelter enhances the ability to protect vulnerable persons, including women and children from violence. The project is complemented with awareness raising on human rights, sexual and gender-based violence, and other topics; and life-saving psycho-social support is provided to affected families through local active NGOs and in coordination with the protection sector.The project will target the most vulnerable population groups including migrants and refugees, as well women and children and youth, who had to leave their shelter and seek other unsafe, inadequate options.

Sector Amount in US$
Shelter and Non-Food Items US$799,992
Protection US$99,999
Health US$99,999