Canada Just Donated $8.7 Million To Fight Hunger In Lebanon

@JudySgroMP | World Food Programme

The government of Canada has donated US$ 8.7 million to help the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) continue its fight against hunger in Lebanon.

This is Canada’s latest contribution to WFP in Lebanon, totaling up to US$ 17.5 million in financial support to struggling Lebanese in 2021, WFP announced.

About the donation, the Canadian Ambassador to Lebanon, Chantal Chastenay, stressed her country’s commitment to supporting the people of Lebanon during these crises.

In its news release, WFP said it aims to support up to 350,000 people per month through the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs’ (MoSA) National Poverty Targeting Program (NPTP).

With Canada’s donation, WFP will help MoSA with gender mainstreaming with research focused on women’s needs and issues, which have long been neglected.

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