The United Nations launched the $378.5 million Emergency Response Plan to support the most vulnerable people in Lebanon, which was approved following the International Conference in Support of Lebanon and its People held on August 4th.
“The plan includes emergency response and 119 projects with a total value of $383 million, aiming to provide essential life-saving aid and protection services over a 12-month period,” the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Lebanon, Najat Rushdi, said in a press conference.
She pointed out that “the plan targets 1.1 million Lebanese and immigrants among the most vulnerable groups and supports them in the sectors of education, food security, health, water and sanitation, child protection and protection from gender-based violence.”
She explained that “the plan includes logistical plans to establish a fuel supply chain over a period of 3 months, and to provide direct support to beneficiaries through distributing food and cash assistance and improving access to doctors and medicines in primary health centers. In addition to distributing health products to women and girls and hygiene kits for families to protect against Covid.” 19, providing psychological and social support, monitoring nutrition and providing nutritional supplements for children and pregnant and lactating women, and finally providing means of distance learning.
She added: “Excessive inflation not only led to the collapse of the exchange rate of the pound, the unit of purchasing power, but also prevented public and private service providers from providing basic goods and services at a reasonable price, and limited their security. The steadfast people of Lebanon are tired of steadfastness. This people simply wants to live With dignity, 38%, or 3 million people, are below the poverty line, and 36% suffer from extreme poverty, or 1.38 million people.