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This evaluation report is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2013/14, selected for review under the humanitarian response thematic area using the application of Oxfam’s Humanitarian Indicator Toolkit (HIT). The report presents findings from the evaluation carried out between October and December 2013, of Oxfam’s humanitarian response to the Syria crisis in Lebanon between July 2012 and October 2013.

Three years of civil war in Syria has resulted in 2.2 million people fleeing across the border into neighbouring countries. To date, approximately 800,000 refugees, the majority of whom are women and children, have sought refuge in Lebanon. To date, Oxfam has reached 120,000 people in the North Tripoli area, East Lebanon (Bekaa Valley and Baalbek) and Beirut. The programme focus has been on distribution of winterisation kits (blankets, mattresses and pillows), and hygiene kits; distribution of vouchers for food, clothing and kits; cash transfers for rent payment; installation and repair of WASH facilities; and information dissemination, advice and referrals on protection issues. There has also been an advocacy element surrounding access to assistance and protection and finding a political solution to the crisis.

Humanitarian Indicator Tool (HIT) is a methodology designed to estimate the degree to which the programme meets 13 recognised quality standards via a pilot field visit.

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