NNA - The Government of Japan has extended 8.45 million US dollars as an emergency grant assistance to vulnerable people including refugees and children in crisis at a time when approaching harsh winter in Lebanon amplifies their sufferings. This humanitarian assistance will include provision of winter clothes, house repairing kit, food, safe water as well as improvement of health and hygienic conditions. These will be implemented through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
The expected benefit of this assistance will be as follows:
-Approx. 18,000 people will get food.
-Approx. 297,800 people, including internally displaced persons and refugees, will get shelter and protection assistance.
-Approx. 35,000 children and families will get healthcare services, clean water, blankets and winter clothes as well as repair of drainage networks.
-Approx. 25,000 people will get fuel for heating.
“We are fully aware of the gravity of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Lebanon where true victims are always vulnerable children and families. As they face the harsh winter conditions, Japan has decided to strengthen its interventions to alleviate their sufferings. We hope they receive our message through the assistance that the international community will be there with you at all times. Japan remains committed to supporting the most vulnerable segment of the society under the deteriorating humanitarian situation in cooperation with the international community as a friend in need,” a statement by the Embassy of Japan said.