International Conference on Social Protection in Contexts of Fragility and Forced Displacements - Country Profile - Lebanon

Poverty among Lebanese is rising. One-third of Lebanese youth are unemployed, a 50 percent rise since 2011, in a labour force estimated to be 50 percent larger than pre-crisis. Even low-wage jobs are becoming harder to find, particularly as the pace of economic growth is slowing. Reception fatigue among host communities is rising, along with calls for refugees’ early return, making it increasingly important to link the humanitarian response in an equitable manner to support poor Lebanese and the development of local communities, while maintaining robust assistance to refugees.