| 5 March 2024, Tuesday |

Lebanon’s growing humanitarian crisis

In this report, we present to you a study by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, in which the increasing humanitarian needs in Lebanon are identified, based on the total population of Lebanon, which amounts to 5.8 million, according to official figures.

The number of needy people is distributed according to the age groups as follows:
Under 19 years old: 0.7 million
As for between 20 and 59 years old, i.e. adults, the number of people in need is: 1.4 million
The elderly ie 60 years and over: 0.4 million needy
While the number of needy among people with special needs reached: 0.2 million


As for the most needy Lebanese population, they were distributed over the regions as follows:
Akkar, which recorded the largest number of needy citizens, recorded: 238,329
Followed by Baabda with: 207,693
Metn: 143,975
As for the area that recorded the least number of needy people, it is Bcharre: 13,260

According to the study, several factors stand behind the high rate of humanitarian needs of the population in Lebanon, most notably:
– The financial and economic crisis
– Political instability
– The collapse of the electricity sector and the lack of fuel supplies
– Inflation, loss of purchasing power and diminishing income
– The high cost of basic services facing severe pressure
– The impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war on food security

The percentage of the needy in Lebanon will definitely rise in the coming months if the ruling authority continues to persist in starvation and theft of citizens.


  • Sawt Beirut International