Project profile — Enhancing Community Security and Access to Justice in Lebanese Host Communities


UNDP - United Nations Development Programme (41114)
2017-08-31 - 2024-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Lebanon (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (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)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to help Lebanese authorities provide basic security and justice services in host communities. Lebanese municipalities are the primary line of response to the Syrian refugee crisis despite being very under-resourced to provide the services they are expected to deliver. In host communities, many people rely on informal mechanisms to resolve conflict, and those with little social capital, such as women, youth, and refugees may avoid claiming their rights altogether, leaving grievances unaddressed. Project activities include: (1) strengthening the municipal police force; (2) developing an early warning and early response mechanism to monitor and respond to tensions in host communities; and (3) providing legal aid to vulnerable people, especially women. The project also promotes measures to increase the number of female municipal police officers and sensitize both the judicial and municipal police to issues of violence against women.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) host communities and Syrian refugees have access to basic security services that respond to their needs; (2) the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, governorate/district-level authorities and the judicial police help municipalities respond to basic security needs; and (3) women and vulnerable groups have access to basic justice services.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of May 2022 include: (1) developed a COVID-19 adapted Municipal Police (MP) training methodology and implemented a Communication for Development strategy that reached close to 5000 individuals; (2) increased the number of Municipal Police forces across the country adhering to the common core established by the Municipal Police Reform Committee (now 301 municipalities are taking part in the MP reform); and (3) established three legal helpdesks to assist populations in need in Saida, Baalbeck and Tripoli which have so far assisted over 3900 people, including victims of sexual and gender-based violence.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
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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