Project profile — Lebanon - Emergency Health and Protection Response - IMC 2022-2023


International Medical Corps UK (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011262)
2022-04-01 - 2024-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Lebanon (100.00%)


• Humanitarian aid: Basic Health Care in Emergencies (72011) (70.00%)
• Emergency Response: Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (72050) (30.00%)

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 2022 – Lebanon continues to host an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees, the highest per capita concentration of refugees worldwide. Communities throughout the country are struggling to cope with the multifaceted crisis impacting Lebanon, including dire economic conditions and political fragility. Essential services are crucially lacking with shortages of fuel, medication and electricity affecting people’s ability to meet their basic needs. As personal savings erode and needs outpace available international assistance, nine out ten Syrians now live in extreme poverty while the vast majority of Lebanese are below the poverty line. With GAC’s support, the International Medical Corps (IMC) 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 crisis-affected vulnerable populations, 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 $2,500,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
09-05-2023 Disbursement $2,500,000
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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