Qasmieh

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Description
Overview
Needs
Interventions

Adjacent to Burj Rahal town, this gathering has a population of almost 1,500, mainly Palestinian refugees from Lebanon.

 
Gathering Name
 
 
Qasmieh
 
 
 
Year Established
 
 
1948
 
 
 
Location
 
 
Bounded by Burj Rahal town to the east and the sea to the west near Tyre in South Lebanon
 
 
 
Municipality
 
 
Burj Rahal
 
 
 
Estimated Population
 
 

1,492 (2017)

Palestinian refugees from Lebanon (PRL)
1,278
Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS)
174
Lebanese
26
Syrian refugees from Syria (SRS)
8
Others
6
86% Palestinian refugees from Lebanon (PRL) 86% PRL
12% Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS)
2% Lebanese
1% Syrian refugees from Syria (SRS)
0% Others
 
 
 
Housing
 
 
Mostly single- and two-story houses made of zinc and concrete; some in poor condition
 
 
 
Water & Sanitation
 
 
Water sourced from community well; sewage networks and non-septic tanks ; solid waste collection by local NGO PARD two to three times a week
 
 
 
Access to Education
 
 
UNRWA school in the gathering for primary and intermediate education; Al-Irshad Al-Dini kindergarten
 
 
 
Access to Health

 

 
 
UNRWA clinic in the gathering; PARD mobile dispensary
 
 
 
Community Organizations
 
 
Al-Adalah Club (social); Women’s Committee at PARD (social); Al-Khalsah Association (social); Organization for the Disabled
 
 
Sector
Need
Priority
Sector
Need
Water
Need
Increasing water supply; extending water netwrok to deprived areas
Priority
high
Sector
Need
Sewage
Need
Rehabilitation and upgrading of parts of sewage netwrok
Priority
high
Sector
Need
Neighborhood upgrading
Need
Installing storm water drainage systems; rehabilitating roads
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 and WASH equipping
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
140
Status

Completed in 2016

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation and WASH equipping of 12 shelter units in Qasmieh
 
Sector
need
Shelter
Intervention
Rehabilitation works
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
139
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation works in Al Nadi social center in Qasmieh
 
Sector
need
Sewage
Intervention
Rehabilitation of septic tank
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
114
Status

Completed in 2016

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation of septic tank in upper neighborhood of Qasmieh Palestinian gathering
 
Sector
need
Sewage
Intervention
Installation of sewage network
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
112
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Installation of sewage networks and household connections in Qasmieh Palestinian gathering 
 
Sector
need
Water
Intervention
Rehabilitation of well
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
101
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation of water well in Qasmieh Palestinian Gathering
 
Sector
need
Neighborhood upgrading
Intervention
Upgrading storm water networks
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
84
Status

Completed in 2016

Additional Info :
Upgrading of storm water networks in Qasmieh Palestinian Gathering
 
Sector
need
Neighborhood upgrading
Intervention
Al Nadi public space
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
82
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation of Al Nadi public space in Qasmieh Palestinian Gathering
 
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
Electricity
Intervention
Upgrading electricity network
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
65
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Upgrading of electricity network including construction of transformer room and provision of new transformer in Qasmieh Palestinian Gathering in coordination with EDL Sour
 
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
Shelter
Intervention
Rehabilitation and WASH equipping
Organization
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
52
Status

Ongoing

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation of additional shelters for the most vulnerable families in the gatherings following a Socio-Economic and a technical assessments
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
Waterproofing and basic rehabilitation works
Organization
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
43
Status

Ongoing

Additional Info :
Waterproofing and basic rehabilitation works in 160 units
Sector
need
Water
Intervention
Installing tank with pump and providing generator
Organization
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
42
Status

Planned

Additional Info :
Installing an elevated tank with pump and part of network and providing generator
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
Electricity
Intervention
Rehabilitation of the electricity network
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
8
Status

Completed in 2016

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation of the electricity network in the gathering including construction of new transformer room and provision of transformer in coordination with EDL Tyre
 
Sector
need
Water
Intervention
Rehabilitation of the water network and installation of gate valves for the water tank
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
4
Status

Completed in 2016

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation of part of the water network (100 meters) in upper Qasmieh and installation of gate valves for the water tank
Sector
need
Sewage
Intervention
Installation of neighorhood waste water treatment systems & network
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
2
Status

Ongoing

Additional Info :
Construction of 2 neighborhood wastewater treatment systems in Qasmieh and of 1 neighborhood waste water treatment system in Bourj Rahal and installation of a sewage network (900 meters) with household connections 9100 households) in the upper neighborhood of Qasmieh