On Wednesday, the UN‘s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon, Najat Rochdi, announced an allocation of $16 million to support Lebanon.
Based on new assessments, the Lebanon Humanitarian Fund (LHF) will allow a transparent approach toward 27 sectoral and multi-sectoral projects for 25 national and international NGOs that have been funded to address the urgent needs of those living in Lebanon.
In addition, the fund will initiate further child protection, education, health, food security, health, shelter, and WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene).
The donation will also provide cash-based interventions to the most vulnerable populations, as well as protection from abuse and sexual exploitation, and development for local and national organizations.
The LHF is a country-based fund initiated by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon and managed by OCHA.
Since its establishment in 2014, the LHF received over $122 million from donors to support the most vulnerable people in Lebanon.