UN allocates 16 million USD to expand support for the needy in Lebanon

The Lebanon Humanitarian Fund (LHF) has allocated 16 million U.S. dollars to expand the humanitarian response in Lebanon, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), operator of the fund, said on Wednesday.

About 65 percent of the funds are for Lebanese nationals, 31 percent for Syrian refugees, and the remaining amount for migrants and Palestine refugees, the OCHA said in a statement

"The needs continue growing day by day and it is essential for the humanitarian community to adjust the response and assist all of those most in need," Najat Rochdi, UN humanitarian coordinator for Lebanon, was quoted as saying.

Based on recent assessments, 2.5 million people are currently in need of humanitarian assistance in Lebanon who are vulnerable Lebanese, migrants, and Palestine refugees in Lebanon, in addition to 1.5 million Syrian refugees.

The LHF is a country-based pooled fund led by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon and managed by OCHA.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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