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The UN food agency will allocate 5.4 billion dollars for Lebanon in the next 3 years

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Lebanese Prime Minister

– Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced on Monday that the World Food Program (WFP) will allocate US$5.4 billion to provide food support to Lebanon between 2023 and 2025.

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The food aid will be distributed equally among vulnerable Lebanese families and Syrian refugees, Mikati said in a statement issued by the Council of Ministers.

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The prime minister made the remarks after his meeting with Abdallah Alwardat, country director and WFO representative in Lebanon.

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The statement said Mikati asked the WFP to purchase all food aid from Lebanon to support the country’s agricultural sector.

For his part, Alwardat said WFP will continue to provide cash assistance to Syrian refugees and Lebanese citizens.

“We will work together, in cooperation with the World Bank and many partners, to strengthen social protection in the country,” he said. ■

(Xinhua)

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