UN Women: 2020 Beirut Explosion Response Plan

In Lebanon, women are more likely to be food insecure, more likely to be unemployed, more likely to be a survivor of gender-based violence, more likely to not have legal residence (if you are a refugee), and more likely to not have access to adequate shelter (If you are the head of a household). Taken in its totality, this makes women less resilient to shocks: they are less likely to have savings, a bank account, extensive social network beyond their family and access to urgent social protection - all things critical in enabling individuals and families to respond to disasters such as the Beirut blast.

This document outlines UN Women’s response plan for the 2020 Beirut Plan – a plan that works across the humanitarian-development-peace and security nexus to provide immediate relief to those in need, and to ensure that longer term recovery and reconstruction both addresses the needs of women and girls, and promotes gender equality. 

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Arab States/North Africa; Lebanon

Subject area(s): Humanitarian action; Crisis response and recovery

Resource type: Briefs

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 8