This event gathered representatives from ECHO, UN partner agencies (UNDP, ILO, UNICEF and UNRWA), municipalities as well NGOs from neighboring villages and from Nahr El Bared Camp for Palestinian refugees. 32 local producers (farmers, craftsmen and artisans) displayed their products.
Within this overall action, UN-HABITAT component focused on providing the necessary support to the Muhammara Municipality to improve service delivery mechanisms and benefiting both communities: Lebanese and Palestinian.
Some of the successes included facilitation of the identification and implementation of five Quick Impact Projects dealing with infrastructure rehabilitation, livelihood recovery, youth (in cooperation with UNDP) as well as health and educational services.
Also noteworthy is the assessment of the current state of municipal service delivery, identifying the gaps and accordingly providing the necessary municipal machinery for improving garbage collection, wastewater and roads rehabilitation.
The local market is one of the five quick impact projects identified by community representatives and aims to enhance socio-economic recovery of households who were affected by the conflict. It was designed to serve various trading, economic, social and cultural functions. The market, which will be managed by a joint committee representing the municipality and community will be open for business three times a week.