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					                                                                                    LEBANON FIELD OFFICE
                                                                                         UNRWA – BEIRUT
                                                                                                  FECSO

                                           Shelter Cluster Minutes
                                             7 November 2007
                                            NLA 11:20-12:50am
Participants: UNRWA, NRC, ACTED, PU, ECHO, MPDL, World Vision, Architectes de l’Urgence, Norwegian
People’s Aid (NPA), Lebanon Support

UNRWA Update

      New management: Henri Disselkoen, Project Manager for UNRWA’s NBC activities
      1,800 total families have permission to enter the new camp (860 still waiting)
      33 families were moved into Plot #23 and the collective centers on 6 November

Temporary Accommodation Update

Shelter Stabilization
   UNRWA is procuring props to stabilize partially safe buildings; the NGOs will accompany the UNRWA
     team to point out the buildings, but UNRWA contractor will place the props
   There needs to be a comprehensive assessment, preferably by a consultant, for structural damage
     assessment

Collective Centers
    10 collective centers are housing more than 180 returnee families
    Needs coordination: representatives from each family to serve as “managers”; registration should be
     done by social workers
    Can NGOs help in the management (maybe NPA?)

Emergency Repairs by NGOs (ECHO project)
   350 units total (after assessment of partially safe buildings)
   Starting work on units in partially safe buildings; by the end of next week, will begin work on ‘newly’ safe
    buildings; by the end of this week, all safe units in sectors A, B, and C will be covered
   A list of structurally damaged buildings (not Sector E) was given to UNRWA
   Need structural damage assessment
   Families who received first installment ($300): NRC – 70, ACTED – 50, PU – 70
   In sector B, some families have finished repairs already
   There are two shops in the new camp (aluminum, windows, glass); there are lists of tradespeople
    applying for permission to enter – the livelihood cluster should support them
   The NGOs are still finding buildings that were not on the original assessment list
   Tool kits: 300 should be arriving in Tripoli by 12 November
   The most important needs of the NGOs are burn assessments, building stabilization, and materials
    (though consideration needs to be taken not to overlap with reactivation of the local economy)
   A container will be placed on land identified by the NGOs by 9 November

Role of local NGOs
   Some local NGOs are working out of garages or stores; their activities and their needs should be
    assessed for both coordination and support purposes
   The Forum of NGOs is meeting on 12 November, after which both Najdeh and PARD should have a
    clear plan of their intervention

Winterization
   MPDL will winterize 7 community centers in Beddawi camp, as well as shelters of roughly 100 families
   MPDL has engineers to work for two weeks on windows and doors; has 1,075 heating units and 1,000
    bottles of gas

Access to camp
   All materials seem to be entering so far
   The army seems to be changing its strategy every day
   UNRWA is meeting the army on 8 November, and will raise this issue
   Khatib & Alami are not responding to NGO inquiries regarding access
   UNRWA will help facilitate (no guarantees) requests for access – Zeina will send a form that includes
    names in both English and Arabic (it seems to help at the checkpoints)

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                                                                                     LEBANON FIELD OFFICE
                                                                                          UNRWA – BEIRUT
                                                                                                   FECSO

     Pressing needs
         Families are fragmented and spread out among the shelter options
         Need the basics (child support, rain gear, for example)
         The last four weeks have been highly pressured (clearing the government schools); now its time to slow
          down to make sure that all actors can provide the best services possible

     Coordination
        Need to involve local NGOs more: perhaps organize a meeting
        What are the legalities of sharing info (lists of families, for example)? Some NGOs have individual
         MoUs regarding lists of names; Nabaa is conducting reassessments of returned families and could
         share information
        Need more coordination of returned families in general
        A representative from the Relief department should attend shelter meetings

      UNRWA Contact List
       NAME                           DEPARTMENT                                       EMAIL              PHONE
Elaine Blair        North Lebanon Area Emergency Coordinator                 e.blair@unrwa.org           03-600596
Mohammad Abdelal    Deputy Emergency Coordinator                             m.abdelal@unrwa.org         70-101846
Ibrahim Al Abdallah Watsan Field Specialist                                  i.alabdallah@unrwa.org      70-929549
Ahmad El Khatib     North Lebanon Area Watsan Coordinator                    a.alkhatib@unrwa.org        03-381782
Ahmad Waked         Water supply and wastewater disposal                     a.waked@unrwa.org
Ivan Vuarambon      Emergency Shelter Coordinator                            i.vuarambon@unrwa.org       70-997587
                    Deputy Director Field Engineering and Construction
Daoud Korman                                                                 d.korman@unrwa.org          03-876616
                    Services Office
Joanne MacMahon     Emergency Engineering Focal Point                        j.macmahon@unrwa.org         03-002749
Zeina Mogharbel     NGO Coordination Focal Point                             z.mogharbel@unrwa.org        03-001856

      Cluster meeting participants
             NAME                  ORGANIZATION                              EMAIL                    TELEPHONE
 Joanne MacMahon                        UNRWA               j.macmahon@unrwa.org                       03-002749
 Anna Ressler                           UNRWA               a.ressler@unrwa.org                        70-970155
 Cara MacAdam                           UNRWA               c.macadam@unrwa.org                        03-002159
 Zeina Mogharbel                        UNRWA               z.mogharbel@unrwa.org                      03-001856
 Ivan Vuarambon                         UNRWA               i.vuarambon@unrwa.org                      70-997587
 Ahmad Halimeh                          UNRWA               pard_ahmad@cyberia.net.lb                  03-261124
 Daoud Korman                           UNRWA               d.korman@unrwa.org                         03-876616
 Elaine Blair                           UNRWA               e.blair@unrwa.org                          03-600596
 Henri Disselkoen                       UNRWA               hdisselkoen@unrwa.org
 Mohammad Khaled                        UNRWA               h.khaled@unrwa.org                         03-746767
 Denis de Rozario                       UNRWA               rozario@unrwa.org                          03-001829
 Alain Robyns                            ECHO               alain.robyns@ec.europa.eu
 Ivan Blazevic                          ACTED               tripoli.shelter@acted.org                  70-119054
 Olivier Dorighel                          PU               gcrd@pu-lbn.org                            03-313483
 Angel Pascual                            NRC               shelter-c3@lebanon.nrc.no                  03-628459
 Khadled Yamout                           NPA               npa@cyberia.net.lb                         03-565205
 Jean-Sebastien Bru             Architectes de l’Urgence    liban@archi-urgent.com                     70-900265
 Walid Taha                        Lebanon Support          walid4867@hotmail.com                      70-150036
 Jean Christophe St Esteban              MPDL               mpdl@cyberia.net.lb                        03-690529
 Samuel Rodriguez                        MPDL               samuelrodriguez@fotoperiodisme.com         70-164912
 George Khoury                        World Vision          george_elkhoury@wvi.org                    03-334963




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