Old Saida

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Overview
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Within the old quarter of Saida, this gathering hosts almost 2,800 dwellers, most of whom are Palestinian refugees from Lebanon. Houses are within historic buildings that are on average two-story high.

 
Gathering Name
 
 
Old Saida
 
 
 
Year Established
 
 
1948
 
 
 
Location
 
 
Within the old quarter of Saida in South Lebanon
 
 
 
Municipality
 
 
Saida
 
 
 
Estimated Population
 
 

2,802 (2017)

Palestinian refugees from Lebanon (PRL)
2,293
Lebanese
363
Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS)
64
Syrian refugees from Syria (SRS)
50
Others
32
82% Palestinian refugees from Lebanon (PRL) 82% PRL
13% Lebanese
2% Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS)
2% Syrian refugees from Syria (SRS)
1% Others
 
 
 
Housing
 
 
Multi-story historic buildings averaging two stories high, with old concrete walls; poor condition
 
 
 
Water & Sanitation
 
 
Access to municipal water and sewage networks; sewage has been redirected to the sea; municipal solid waste collection 6 days a week
 
 
 
Access to Education
 
 
UNRWA schools in Saida for all education levels
 
 
 
Access to Health

 

 
 
UNRWA clinic in Saida for primary care services and others
 
 
 
Community Organizations
 
 
None within the gathering
 
 
Sector
Need
Priority
Sector
Need
Electricity
Need
Rehabilitation of network
Priority
medium
Sector
Need
Neighborhood upgrading
Need
Rehabilitation of aquares
Priority
medium
Sector
Need
Shelter
Need
Shleter rehabilitation
Priority
high
Sector
Need
Education
Need
School transportation
Priority
medium
Sector
Need
Livelihood
Need
Income generation; recretaional activities; protection
Priority
high
Sector
Intervention
Organization
Status
Sector
need
Shelter
Intervention
Rehabilitation & upgrading works
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
138
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation works to old walls, facades and arcades in Msalakhiye street and Bab el Sarail square & upgrading of electricity network in Msalakhieh street
 
Sector
need
Shelter
Intervention
Rehabilitation and WASH equipping
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
137
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation and WASH equipping of 42 shelter units in Old Saida
 
Sector
need
Neighborhood upgrading
Intervention
Rehabilitation of public spaces and shops
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
83
Status

Completed in 2018

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation of Bab el Sarail square and of 15 shops located in Old Saida + provision of equipment to rehabilitated shops
 
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
Electricity
Intervention
Rehabilitation of electricity network
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
68
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation of electricity network in one neighborhood in Old Saida (Palestinian Gathering) in coordination with EDL + external & structural rehabilitation works in same neighborhood for neighborhood upgrading
 
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
Community projects
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
61
Status

Completed in 2018

Additional Info :
Forming 5 local groups of youth and women in Old Saida & building their capacities through 3 months trainings in order to develop 5 small scale community projects in their neighborhoods
 
Sector
need
Livelihood
Intervention
Rehabilitation of shops & provision of needed equipment
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
56
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation of shops in Old Saida and provision of needed equipment for better income for shop owners
 
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
Education
Intervention
vocational Training
Organization
Association Najdeh
Association Najdeh
49
Status

Ongoing

Additional Info :
vocational Training
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
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