Gaza Buildings

Contact Name
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Contact Link
Description
Overview
Needs
Interventions

The gathering has multi-storied buildings in poor condition located in Mazraa area in Beirut. It was established in 1983 and has a population of over 2,000 people, most of whom are Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

 
Gathering Name
 
 
Gaza Buildings
 
 
 
Year Established
 
 
1983
 
 
 
Location
 
 
Tariq Jdide / Mazraa area in Beirut
 
 
 
Municipality
 
 
Beirut (one building in Ghobeiry)
 
 
 
Estimated Population
 
 

2,665 (2013)

Palestinian refugees from Lebanon (PRL)
2,150
Syrian refugees from Syria (SRS)
400
Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS)
115
Lebanese
0
Others
0
81% Palestinian refugees from Lebanon (PRL) 81% PRL
15% Syrian refugees from Syria (SRS) 15% SRS
4% Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS)
0% Lebanese
0% Others
 
 
 
Housing
 
 
Four congested multi-story buildings originally built to host the Ramallah-Gaza Palestinian hospital; extremely poor condition
 
 
 
Water & Sanitation
 
 
Residents access water from an underground well; connected to municipal sewage network; solid waste manually collected daily by a private employee
 
 
 
Access to Education
 
 
UNRWA schools outside the gathering in Al-Dana, and Shatila Camp
 
 
 
Access to Health

 

 
 
UNRWA clinic in Shatila Camp; PARD Center in Sabra clinics provide services at low rates
 
 
 
Community Organizations
 
 
Al-Amal (social and educational activities)
 
 
Sector
Need
Priority
Sector
Need
Water
Need
Replacement of internal water connections; connection to adequate source due to salination
Priority
high
Sector
Need
Sewage
Need
Provide adequate connection and disposal in one building
Priority
high
Sector
Need
Shelter
Need
Units are inadequate for accommodation; rehabilitation and proofing of roofs
Priority
high
Sector
Need
Livelihood
Need
Income generation; recreational activities; protection
Priority
high
Sector
Intervention
Organization
Status
Sector
need
Shelter
Intervention
Rehabilitation of collective shelter and electricity connections
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
127
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation works in common areas including water and sewage connections and electricity network and lighting at Gaza building 2
 
Sector
need
Water
Intervention
Rehabilitation of well
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
107
Status

Completed in 2016

Additional Info :
Upgrading of water well used by dwellers in Gaza Buildings Palestinian Gatherings and in Sabra
 
Sector
need
Water
Intervention
Rehabilitation of well
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
96
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation of Sabra well providing water to Gaza buildings Palestinian gathering
 
Sector
need
Hygiene
Intervention
WASH friendly school training
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
75
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Training of UNRWA school health educators in the North, Beirut, Bekaa, Saida and Tyre on WASH friendly schools toolkit created by UNDP + support in celebrating WASH occasions in schools in coordination with UNRWA
 
Sector
need
Hygiene
Intervention
Distribution of ramadan calendars
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
74
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Distribution of Ramadan calendars with hygiene promotion messages in all Palestinian gatherings in Lebanon
 
Sector
need
Hygiene
Intervention
Hygiene household and baby kits
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
71
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Periodic distribution of 5,500 hygiene household kits and 1,200 baby kits to PRS households
 
Sector
need
Livelihood
Intervention
Socio-economic support to women
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
69
Status

Completed in 2018

Additional Info :
Providing socio-economic support to up to 170 Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian underprivileged women living in Sabra area including in Daouk, Said Ghawash and Gaza buildings Palestinian gatherings through Makassed Association. Vocational trainings cover cooking & baking, artisanal handicrafts & works, accessories design & production, beauty services, hairdressing & veil fitting, and accelerated English courses
 
Sector
need
Livelihood
Intervention
Supporting Palestinian embroidery
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
62
Status

Ongoing

Additional Info :
Supporting the Campaign for the children of Palestine (CCP) Japanese NGO and Inaash local NGO in marketing and selling Palestinian embroidery items made by Palestinian women in Lebanon + training new women on Palestinian embroidery
 
Sector
need
Livelihood
Intervention
Economic empowerment to youth
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
59
Status

Ongoing

Additional Info :
Economic empowerment to 60 youth in Palestinian Gatherings in Beirut  through the Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD) local NGO. The programme includes 30 scholarships for nursing assistance, pre-school education and mobile repair + 3 months courses for improved life skills for 30 youth +support to Al Bayader traditional dance troop by providing it with needed equipment
 
Sector
need
Livelihood
Intervention
Support to Palestinian embroidery training center
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
54
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Provision of equipment for Inaash Association training center on Palestinian embroidery in Mar Elias, Beirut
Sector
need
Shelter
Intervention
Providing legal assistance and counseling
Organization
Developmental Action Without Borders (Nabaa)
Developmental Action Without Borders (Nabaa)
48
Status

Ongoing

Additional Info :
Providing legal assistance and counseling to refugees
Sector
need
Hygiene
Intervention
Carrying out hygiene awareness
Organization
Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD)
Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD)
44
Status

Ongoing

Additional Info :
Carrying out hygiene awareness raising activities, cleaning campaigns and capacity building training
Sector
need
Hygiene
Intervention
Distribution of 2,000 Ramadan calendars
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
39
Status

Completed in 2016

Additional Info :
Distribution of 2,000 Ramadan calendars that promote reducing, recycling and reusing
Sector
need
Hygiene
Intervention
Hygiene household and baby kits
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
38
Status

Completed in 2016

Additional Info :
Periodic distribution of 5,500 hygiene household kits and 1,500 baby kits to PRS households
Sector
need
Hygiene
Intervention
WASH Friendly Schools kit developed
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
37
Status

Completed in 2016

Additional Info :
WASH Friendly Schools kit developed with UNRWA and 17 health educators from all UNRWA schools in North Lebanon trained