Maachouk

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This gathering is located within the town of Maachouk, east of Buss Camp in Tyre. It was established in 1948 and hosts over 1,200 people, primarily Palestinian refugees from Lebanon.

 
Gathering Name
 
 
Maachouk
 
 
 
Year Established
 
 
1948
 
 
 
Location
 
 
Within the town of Al-Maachouk east of Al-Buss Camp in Tyre, South Lebanon
 
 
 
Municipality
 
 
Tyre
 
 
 
Estimated Population
 
 

1,235 (2017)

Palestinian refugees from Lebanon (PRL)
1,176
Lebanese
40
Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS)
13
Others
5
Syrian refugees from Syria (SRS)
1
95% Palestinian refugees from Lebanon (PRL) 95% PRL
3% Lebanese
1% Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS)
0% Others
0% Syrian refugees from Syria (SRS)
 
 
 
Housing
 
 
One to three-story units made of concrete and corrugated iron; some in poor condition
 
 
 
Water & Sanitation
 
 
Water sourced from community well; municipal sewage network; solid waste collection by the Popular Committee (truck by UNDP)
 
 
 
Access to Education
 
 
UNRWA school in the gathering for kindergarten and primary education; UNRWA intermediate and secondary schools in Al-Buss Camp
 
 
 
Access to Health

 

 
 
UNRWA clinic in the gathering; PCRS health clinic in the gathering at low fees; Imam Khomeini medical center in the surrounding
 
 
 
Community Organizations
 
 
None within the gathering
 
 
Sector
Need
Priority
Sector
Need
Sewage
Need
Rehabilitation and upgrading of parts of sewage netwrok
Priority
high
Sector
Need
Solid waste
Need
Support to solid waste collection done by Popular Committee
Priority
high
Sector
Need
Neighborhood upgrading
Need
Installing storm water drainage systems
Priority
medium
Sector
Need
Shelter
Need
Shleter rehabilitation
Priority
high
Sector
Need
Education
Need
Need for kindergarten facilities
Priority
medium
Sector
Need
Livelihood
Need
Income generation; recretaional activities
Priority
high
Sector
Intervention
Organization
Status
Sector
need
Shelter
Intervention
Rehabilitation works
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
135
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation works at UNRWA Tantoura school in Maachouk
 
Sector
need
Water
Intervention
Rehabilitation of well
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
106
Status

Completed in 2016

Additional Info :
Upgrading of a water well used by dwellers in Maachouk Palestinian Gathering
 
Sector
need
Water
Intervention
Rehabilitation of well
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
105
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation of well used for solar pumping in Maachouk Palestinian gathering in Tyre 
 
Sector
need
Water
Intervention
Installation of a solar pumping system
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
94
Status

Completed in 2018

Additional Info :
Installation of a photovoltaic hybrid pumping system in Machouk Palestinian gathering in coordination with UNRWA (panels placed on UNRWA Tantoura school roof) for sustainable water provision 
 
Sector
need
Solid waste
Intervention
Solid waste collection
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
92
Status

Ongoing

Additional Info :
Supporting Maachouk Palestinian gathering in solid waste collection
 
Sector
need
Social support
Intervention
Supporting NGO for provision of psycho-social support services
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
78
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Supporting local NGO Beit Atfal Al-Soumoud center in Tyre to provide psycho-social support services to PRL and PRS families in Tyre area
 
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
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
Vocational training for Palestinian youth
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
58
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Vocational training for Palestinian youth (75 PRL/PRS) in Tyre gatherings and provision of kits for trainees
 

 
Sector
need
Livelihood
Intervention
Provision of in-kind grants
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
57
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Provision of 56 small in-kind grants to 57 Palestinian women and youth to start or expand their own business in Tyre Palestinian Gatherings (mainly Qasmieh, Maachouk and Shabriha)
 
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
Water
Intervention
Testing of wells and providing chlorination
Organization
Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD)
Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD)
46
Status

Ongoing

Additional Info :
Testing of wells and providing chlorination when needed
Sector
need
Hygiene
Intervention
hygiene awareness raising activities
Organization
Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD)
Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD)
45
Status

Ongoing

Additional Info :
Carrying out hygiene awareness raising activities, cleaning campaigns and capacity building training's
Sector
need
Shelter
Intervention
WASH improvements in shelter units
Organization
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
40
Status

Completed in 2016

Additional Info :
WASH improvements in shelter units
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
Sector
need
Livelihood
Intervention
Training on designing and starting small businesses
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
11
Status

Completed in 2016

Additional Info :
Business management training for Qasmieh, Maachouk and Shabriha dwellers.The objective of the project is to support dwellers through a five-day training on business management. 15 people benefited from this project in Qasmieh, 22 people in Maachouk and 18 people in Shabriha
 
Sector
need
Water
Intervention
Installation of water network
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
7
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Installation of 4,600 meter water network