Development cooperation ,26.05.2021

No Lost Generation: Promoting Multi-dimensional Child Well-being through Integrated Programming


The situation in Lebanon has considerably deteriorated during the past year following the downfall spiral of the Lebanese economy, made even worse by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Beirut explosion in August 2020. The crisis in Syria had already exacerbated the lack of resources and services in Lebanon. Lebanon is hosting around 1.5 million people who have fled the conflict in Syria. In addition, there are more than 208,000 Palestinian refugees in the country. In the worsening situation, there are more and more children who live in poverty and face the risk of child labour, child marriage or other kind of abuse. Children in vulnerable situations are in the risk of losing access to education and other support. The No Lost Generation (NLG) initiative is a regional strategy to mobilise funding to improve the wellbeing of the millions of children who suffer due to the Syrian crisis. An estimated six million children in the region are at risk of being left without education and exposed to violence. The Finnish-funded UNICEF NLG project in Lebanon focuses on the most vulnerable children and youth. The previous NLG implementation has brought an important lesson that the most effective way to increase vulnerable children's enrolment in basic education and to prevent violence against children is to address their wellbeing in a comprehensive manner. Therefore, this additional funding of Finland focuses on children's wellbeing by addressing their needs comprehensively both through child protection services and social benefits, as well as through provision of learning opportunities. Beneficiaries are over 10-year-old Syrian, Palestinian and Lebanese children and their families. Finland has been previously funding the UNICEF NLG components in Lebanon (5 M€ in 2014, 3.7 M€ 2018, 2.8 M€ in 2020), Turkey (2.5 M€ in 2015), Jordan (2.5 M€ in 2016) and Syria (2.5 M€ in 2016, 3 M€ 2020). The new additional funding decision of 1 M€ for 2021 to UNICEF Lebanon's NLG project continues Finland’s funding to Lebanon’s education sector and child protection provision.

Funding decision  26.05.2021

1 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Social protection 33%
  • Basic life skills for youth and adults 53%
  • Ending violence against women and girls 14%

Special target group

  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • people with disability

Funding channel

YK:n lastenrahasto



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