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WFP receives contribution from Canada to scale up food assistance to Lebanese

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WFP receives contribution from Canada to scale up food assistance to Lebanese
Lebanon News
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) announced on Tuesday that it received a CAD10.5 (US$8.7) million contribution from the government of Canada to scale up food assistance to the most vulnerable Lebanese through a key national social support.
This as the WFP aims to expand its support to reach 350,000 people per month through the National Poverty Targeting Program (NPTP) of the Ministry of Social Affairs. Lebanese families are struggling to make ends meet amidst an ongoing economic downturn with a collapsing currency and skyrocketing inflation.
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Canada’s contribution also enables WFP to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Social Affairs with a focus on gender mainstreaming in the National Poverty Targeting Program (NPTP) operations. This includes researching women’s needs and concerns, and training social workers to better address women-related issues.
 “The economic situation in Lebanon has pushed people to the edge. For most Lebanese families, every day has become a struggle,” says WFP Representative and Country Director in Lebanon Abdallah Alwardat. “We are very grateful for the people and Government of Canada for their support that will help us bring food to the tables of the most vulnerable who have become desperate.”
“Canada is committed to supporting the Lebanese people and to ensure that immediate assistance is delivered to provide access to food and preserve livelihoods for the most vulnerable in the face of the current crises,” says Chantal Chastenay, Ambassador of Canada to Lebanon.
 
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