Al-Marej

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Description
Overview
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Located within the town of AL-Marej in Beqaa area, this gathering was established in 1982. It hosts around 300 dwellers, mainly Palestinian refugees from Lebanon and Syria.

 
Gathering Name
 
 
Al-Marej
 
 
 
Year Established
 
 
1982
 
 
 
Location
 
 
Within the town of Al-Marej in Central Beqaa
 
 
 
Municipality
 
 
Al-Marej
 
 
 
Estimated Population
 
 

242 (2017)

Palestinian refugees from Lebanon (PRL)
139
Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS)
48
Lebanese
33
Syrian refugees from Syria (SRS)
19
Others
3
57% Palestinian refugees from Lebanon (PRL) 57% PRL
20% Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) 20% PRS
14% Lebanese
8% Syrian refugees from Syria (SRS)
1% Others
 
 
 
Housing
 
 
Single- and multi-story buildings; some houses have corrugated iron roofs
 
 
 
Water & Sanitation
 
 
Some houses are connected to municipal water network while others depend on wells; municipal sewage network; solid waste collected three times per week by municipal trucks
 
 
 
Access to Education
 
 
UNRWA school outside the gathering in Bar Elias
 
 
 
Access to Health

 

 
 
UNRWA clinic outside the gathering in Bar Elias
 
 
 
Community Organizations
 
 
None within the gathering
 
 
Sector
Need
Priority
Sector
Need
Neighborhood upgrading
Need
Rehabilitation of roads
Priority
low
Sector
Need
Shelter
Need
Shleter rehabilitation
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
121
Status

Completed in 2016

Additional Info :
Rehabilitation and WASH equipping of 8 shelter units in Al Marej
 
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
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
Social support
Intervention
psycho social activities for children
Organization
Association Najdeh
Association Najdeh
50
Status

Ongoing

Additional Info :
p
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