Quick Impact Projects in Lebanon
Development cooperation , 21.12.2020

Quick Impact Projects in Lebanon

Description

Quick Impact Projects in Lebanon support the development of local communities in Southern Lebanon and, thereby, enhance the trust between the UNIFIL troops and the local population, which is essential in order to provide a favorable operational environment for the troops. The UNIFIL troops seek ensuring stability in the area. Southern Lebanon continues to suffer from the damages caused by the 2006 conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. The overall situation in Lebanon is difficult since the country is in a compounded economic and political crisis, worsened by the pandemic and Beirut blast of 4 August. The country hosts some 1,5 million Syrian refugees, which also has an impact on the overall situation in the country. The QIP projects have allowed enhancing the trust between the troops and the local communities and, at the same time, for instance, for improving access to water and waste management as well as the situation of vulnerable groups. In 2021-22 the focus will be in health care burdened by corona pandemic, schools and kindergartens, as well as waste management, water purification and other infrastructure projects. Education and recreational activities will be continued. Some projects are planned and implemented in collaboration with the French CIMIC. Projects are identified and implemented by the Finnish UNIFIL troops following the Quick Implementation Project guidance of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Finnish contribution to QIP projects is 100 000 Euros per year for 2021-2022.

Funding decision  21.12.2020

200 000 €

Target country

Lebanon

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Participation in international peacekeeping operations 50%
  • Social protection 50%

Type of aid

Project-type interventions

Special target group

  • women
  • girls
  • children
  • youth

Funding channel

Suomen julkinen sektori

Contact

ali-10

Code for the object of funding

85202504

ID

UHA2020-006940

Modified

21.12.2020