Background and objectives:
Hayy el Sullum area (Stairs Neighbourhood) has been classified as one of the most deprived areas in Beirut southern suburb. After the 2006 hostilities, it was found that at least 70 buildings had major cracks. Field assessments also revealed that 50 buildings had rainwater and sanitation systems damaged. In addition, common infrastructure in the three affected areas was also damaged mainly to roads, sidewalks as well as septic tanks. Also it is estimated that at least 200 internally displaced families are currently settled in Hayy El Sullum facing a number of shelter related, and livelihood and integration challenges.
The project objective was to provide adequate and sustainable repair to damaged buildings and infrastructure.
The project had three components:
- Shelter recovery and rehabilitation of water and sanitation systems in affected buildings
- Rehabilitation of micro-communal infrastructure services in the three affected neighbourhoods
- Self-sufficiency and support to livelihood recovery.
The results achieved were:
- 840 families provided with waterproof buildings and repaired water and sanitation systems.
- 1800 families in the three affected neighbourhoods live in a rehabilitated environment after repairs to communal infrastructure systems.
- Socio-economic conditions of 100 unemployed IDPs and Hayy el Sullum residents who lost their jobs improved.