UN Unveils Emergency Response Plan for Lebanon

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UN Unveils Emergency Response Plan for Lebanon

The United Nations held a news conference Friday at the ESCWA offices to outline their Emergency Response Plan for Lebanon, seeking to provide essential support to 1.1 million of Lebanon’s most vulnerable people.

The UN estimates that almost 2 million people are affected by the ongoing crises Lebanon is facing, and intends to facilitate a yearlong series of humanitarian programs to ease their suffering.

The plan, estimated to cost $383 million, complements UNRWA and the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) programs for Syrian and Palestine refugees, under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT).

“In my recent field visits, I met children, young and old Lebanese men and women. Their stories were heartbreaking, sometimes outrageous and shocking,” United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon Najat Rochdi said at the news conference. “I spoke with 15-year-old Chadi whose dream is simply to have a mobile phone and some decent clothes. ‘I should be in school, studying, taking money from my parents and not the other way around,’ he told me.

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Source: The Daily Star