The coordinator of Lebanon’s Humanitarian Fund (LHF), Edouard Beigbeder, announced that LHF has allocated $8 million to meet urgent needs and enhance preparedness ahead of the fast-approaching winter.
“Vulnerable families in Lebanon are affected by insufficient access to water, unaffordable prices of basic commodities, limited access to life-saving services, thus taking desperate measures to survive, and we need to act now and avoid a further deterioration of the humanitarian situation,” he urged.
This LHF allocation will provide urgent and critical life-saving assistance to all population groups, ensure the minimum continuity of water services, support the return to school, and protect those most in need, including during winter.
LHF is a country-based pooled fund led by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon and managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Since its inception in 2014, the LHF has received over $146 million from donors to support the delivery of timely and effective humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people in Lebanon regardless of their status.