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$563 million from UN
to Lebanon in 2019
22 percent increase
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Lebanon will receive $563 million in aid from the UN next year, according to the updated UN Global Appeal 2019 report, which was released this month.

The UN’s 2019 aid for Lebanon is 22 percent larger than the preceding year’s support, which totaled $463 million, and was dedicated to the agency’s cash assistance initiatives for refugees and vulnerable locals, such as the food e-vouchers program.

The funds will cover “the implementation of a lump-sum approach to multipurpose cash programs,” stated the report.

The Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) received the largest amount of UN aid and represents 32 percent of the overall appeal, due to the large concentration of refugees and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

Lebanon’s aid represents 20 percent of the UN budget for MENA.
Reported by Yassmine Alieh
Date Posted: Dec 04, 2018
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