Food & Basic Assistance Challenges in Lebanon

Since 2019, Lebanon has been facing an unprecedented financial and economic crisis that likely ranks among the top ten most severe crises globally. This has had compounding effects on already vulnerable population groups including Lebanese, displaced Syrians, Palestinian refugees from Syria and Palestine refugees in Lebanon and has manifested in a loss of jobs and income, high inflation, as well as shortages in essential services (including electricity and medications). ​

The price of the S/MEB has increased by more than seven times by September 2022, compared to June 2020, and has increased by 50 per cent in 2022 alone. These high levels of inflation, coupled with a loss in income-generating opportunities as well as shortages in essential goods and services, have challenged the ability of vulnerable populations to meet their basic needs.