President Michel Aoun addressed Tripoli after four nights of protests against the lockdown and lack of government support to keep the poor from starving. He also ensured that funding would soon be provided to vulnerable Lebanese families.
During a meeting on Friday, Aoun oversaw the launching of a plan to finance the social safety net through a $246 million loan from the World Bank. He vowed that the funds would be distributed transparently and fairly to the most vulnerable families of Lebanon.
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