Wasta

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Located within the Tyre town of Wasta, this gathering hosts 560 people, the majority of whom are Palestinian refugees from Lebanon.

 
Gathering Name
 
 
Wasta
 
 
 
Year Established
 
 
1948
 
 
 
Location
 
 
Within the town of Wasta west of Kharayeb in Tyre, South Lebanon
 
 
 
Municipality
 
 
Kharayeb
 
 
 
Estimated Population
 
 

560 (2017)

Palestinian refugees from Lebanon (PRL)
505
Lebanese
31
Syrian refugees from Syria (SRS)
13
Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS)
10
Others
1
90% Palestinian refugees from Lebanon (PRL) 90% PRL
6% Lebanese
2% Syrian refugees from Syria (SRS)
2% Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS)
0% Others
 
 
 
Housing
 
 
Single- and double-story units mostly built of concrete; some in poor condition
 
 
 
Water & Sanitation
 
 
Water sourced from community wells; use of individual sewage pits; solid waste collection twice a week by local NGO PARD (at-source wasting through UNDP support to municipality)
 
 
 
Access to Education
 
 
None within the gathering; UNRWA schools in Kfarbadda gathering and Al-Buss Camp; kindergartens in Qasmieh gathering and Al-Buss Camp
 
 
 
Access to Health

 

 
 
PARD mobile dispensary; UNRWA clinics in Kfarbadda gathering and Al-Buss Camp
 
 
 
Community Organizations
 
 
Local NGO PARD (WASH, social and educational activities)
 
 
Sector
Need
Priority
Sector
Need
Water
Need
Increasing water supply
Priority
high
Sector
Need
Sewage
Need
Installing sewage netwrok (use of pits)
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
Transportation fees; 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
147
Status

Completed in 2016

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation and WASH equipping of 1 shelter unit in Wasta
 
Sector
need
Water
Intervention
Rehabilitation of well
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
103
Status

Completed in 2016

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation of water well in Wasta Palestinian Gathering
 
Sector
need
Water
Intervention
Rehabilitation of well
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
98
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation of water well in Wasta Palestinian gathering
 
Sector
need
Solid waste
Intervention
Sustainable solid waste collection strategy
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
89
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Provision of solid waste tipper truck to Kharayeb Municipality to be used as part of the comprehensive solid waste management plan established in 2017 for Kharayeb and the 4 Palestinian gatherings of Kfarbadda, Jim Jim, Itanieh and Wasta
 
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
Rehabilitation of electricity networks
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
64
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation of electricity networks in Jal el Baher, Shabriha, Burghlieh, Wasta, Itanieh, Jim Jim and Kfarbadda Palestinian gatherings in coordination with EDL
 
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
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
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
Water
Intervention
Installation of water pump and electricity pumping system
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
3
Status

Completed in 2016

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation of the main well including installation of water pump and electricity pumping system
Sector
need
Solid waste
Intervention
Sustainable solid waste collection strategy
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
1
Status

Completed in 2017

Additional Info :
Devising a sustainable solid waste collection strategy based on sorting and recycling in the gatherings and the municipality of Kharayeb; provision of 2 solid waste trucks to the municipality and solid waste bins; rehabilitation of municipal dumpsite