ACTED is a leading European NGO that develops and implements programs that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. ACTED’s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development. ACTED has been working in the MENA region since 2003, in response to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq and recurring emergencies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). ACTED has been registered in Lebanon since 2006, ACTED’s approach and programs are designed to support vulnerable, crisis-affected households and communities to cope with the impact of the crisis. ACTED’s host community support strategy aims to ensure both the provision of humanitarian assistance to vulnerable Lebanese and refugee households, as well as the improvement of host communities’ coping capacity and resilience to the shocks arising from the refugee influx, thereby enhancing their capacity and willingness to continue hosting increasing numbers of vulnerable refugees.