UNICEF has been in Lebanon for over 60 years and has extensive experience working with the government both at the national and the local level. With an equity based approach, UNICEF's programs and policies seek to understand and address the root causes of inequity so that all children, particularly those who suffer the worst deprivations in society, have access to services necessary for their survival, growth and development. As a response to the influx of Syrian refugees, UNICEF is providing essential emergency services in Child Protection, Education and WASH in the North and the Bekaa valley. The response is implemented with an inclusive and peace building approach, targeting the most vulnerable boys and girls, all in close collaboration with local municipalities and stakeholders in order to build their capacity and improve children's services. UNICEF is partnering with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) and the Ministry of Social affairs (MoSA), as well with sister UN agencies and International and local NGOs.