Project profile — Syria Crisis - Emergency Health Response in Lebanon - International Medical Corps 2020-2021


International Medical Corps UK (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011262)
2020-02-18 - 2022-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Lebanon (100.00%)


• Emergency Response: Material relief assistance and services (72010) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


January 2020 - With the Syria crisis in its ninth year, Lebanon continues to host over an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees, most of whom reside in host communities. As personal savings erode and needs outpace available international assistance, over 70% of Syrian refugees in Lebanon now live below the poverty line. Hosting the highest per capita concentration of refugees worldwide has strained the abilities of local communities to provide essential services, and threatens a delicate balance of peace in the country. With GAC’s support, the International Medical Corps is providing basic health services to Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese. Project activities include: (1) providing primary health care assistance including ante- and post-natal care; (2) providing acute illness medications; (3) providing family planning information; (4) providing mental health and psychosocial support; and (5) providing protection case management activities.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased availability of quality health services for Syrian refugees and other vulnerable populations affected by the crisis, particularly women and girls; (2) increased awareness of communities on key health topics, diseases, prevention, and family planning; and (3) quality, comprehensive and age appropriate case management and psychosocial services are available to women and girls, men and boys, and in particular survivors of gender-based violence. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
29-09-2021 Disbursement $1,500,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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