Ouzai Western

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Description
Overview
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Located to the north of Khalde and south of Jnah, the gathering hosts around 900 people, most of whom are Palestinian refugees from Lebanon.

 
Gathering Name
 
 
Ouzai Western
 
 
 
Year Established
 
 
1960
 
 
 
Location
 
 
Within the Ouzai area to the north of Khalde and south of Jnah, Beirut
 
 
 
Municipality
 
 
Burj El-Barajneh
 
 
 
Estimated Population
 
 

889 (2017)

Palestinian refugees from Lebanon (PRL)
727
Lebanese
82
Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS)
51
Syrian refugees from Syria (SRS)
23
Others
6
82% Palestinian refugees from Lebanon (PRL) 82% PRL
9% Lebanese
6% Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS)
3% Syrian refugees from Syria (SRS)
1% Others
 
 
 
Housing
 
 
Buildings with an average height of four stories in bad condition
 
 
 
Water & Sanitation
 
 
Western Neighborhood: absence of water and sewage networks; salty water extracted from private wells; sewage disposal in the sea; daily municipal solid waste collection. Eastern Neighborhood: connected to municipal water and sewage networks; water from private wells; daily municipal solid waste collection
 
 
 
Access to Education
 
 
UNRWA school in Mar Elias for primary and intermediate education; UNRWA Bir Hassan secondary school; Ahliyah private school in Ali Berro; Ghassan Kanafani and Al-Najdeh kindergartens in Mar Elias; technical training at UNRWA’s Sibline Training Center (computer, welding, auto mechanics, electrical maintenance, hairdressing) and Bikdashi Center (private)
 
 
 
Access to Health

 

 
 
UNRWA clinic in Bir Hassan; Akah Hospital in Rihab and Al-Hokomi Hospital in Jnah; Sayed Abass private dispensary
 
 
 
Community Organizations
 
 
None within the Locality
 
 
Sector
Need
Priority
Sector
Need
Water
Need
Rehabilitation of water networks and wells to provide drinkable water and increase supply
Priority
high
Additional Info :
 
Sector
Need
Sewage
Need
Provide adequate connection and disposal
Priority
high
Additional Info :
Sector
Need
Neighborhood upgrading
Need
Asphalting of roads; installation of storm water drainage system; installation of street lights
Priority
low
Additional Info :
Sector
Need
Electricity
Need
Rehabilitation of network and installation of circuit breakers
Priority
low
Additional Info :
Sector
Need
Shelter
Need
Shelter rehabilitation
Priority
high
Additional Info :
Sector
Need
Livelihood
Need
Income generation; recreational activities
Priority
high
Additional Info :
Sector
Need
Health
Need
Need for proximate facilities
Priority
medium
Additional Info :
Sector
Intervention
Organization
Status
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
Socio-economic support to women
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
69
Status

Completed in 2018

Additional Info :
Providing socio-economic support to up to 170 Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian underprivileged women living in Sabra area including in Daouk, Said Ghawash and Gaza buildings Palestinian gatherings through Makassed Association. Vocational trainings cover cooking & baking, artisanal handicrafts & works, accessories design & production, beauty services, hairdressing & veil fitting, and accelerated English courses
 
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
Economic empowerment to youth
Organization
UNDP
UNDP
59
Status

Ongoing

Additional Info :
Economic empowerment to 60 youth in Palestinian Gatherings in Beirut  through the Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD) local NGO. The programme includes 30 scholarships for nursing assistance, pre-school education and mobile repair + 3 months courses for improved life skills for 30 youth +support to Al Bayader traditional dance troop by providing it with needed equipment
 
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
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