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Publication | 2024

Lebanon: Acute Food Insecurity Projection Update for April - September 2024

According to the latest projection update, around 1.26 million people (23 percent of the analysed population) are expected to face high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above) between April and September 2024. This includes 85,000 people (2 percent of the analysed population) in IPC Phase 4 (Emergency) and 1.18 million people (21 percent of the analysed population) in IPC Phase 3 (Crisis).

The analysed population includes Lebanese, Syrian refugees, Palestine Refugees in Lebanon (PRL) and Palestine Refugees from Syria (PRS). Among the 1.26 million people expected to be in IPC Phase 3 or above between April and September 2024, 683,000 are Lebanese residents (18 percent of the resident population), 510,000 are Syrian refugees (34 percent of the Syrians refugees in Lebanon), 55,000 are PRL (31 percent of the PRL population in Lebanon), and 13,600 are PRS (45 percent of the PRS population in Lebanon). Populations classified in IPC Phase 3 or above require urgent humanitarian action to reduce food gaps, protect and restore livelihoods and prevent acute malnutrition.

The projection period is characterized by the continuation of the conflict along Lebanon’s southern border and protracted internal displacement, a fragile economy and rising inflation as well as additional cuts to humanitarian food assistance (HFA) and increasing tensions between the different population groups living in the country.