The United Nations has allocated $10 million for the purchase of fuel to support hospitals and water stations in Lebanon.
Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, announced in a tweet on Wednesday that he had allocated $4 million from the U.N. Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in response to the ongoing fuel crisis in Lebanon.
The allocation comes in conjunction with the Lebanon Humanitarian Fund’s $6-million allocation that aims at supporting dozens of hospitals and healthcare centers in the country, amid a crippling shortage of fuel.
CERF’s allocation will assist hospitals, healthcare centers, and dispensaries, in addition to supporting 2.3 million people in Lebanon by securing fuel for water stations, ensuring their continued functioning, according to a U.N. press release.
“I am pleased to support the ongoing humanitarian efforts with the release of $4 million from @UNCERF to help @WFPLebanon establish a fuel supply line to sustain essential health and water and sanitation activities,” Griffiths, who recently concluded a visit to Beirut, said in the tweet.