Launch the 'Lebanese Host Communities Support Programme

26 Feb 2013

In response to the Syrian Crisis and the increasing influx of Syrian displaced to Lebanon, and under the patronage of the Minister of Social Affairs H.E Mr. Wael Abou Faour, in the presence of Minister of Interior H.E Mr. Marwan Charbel, the Minister of Health Mr. Ali Hassan Khalil and the Minister of higher education H.E Mr. Hassan Diab, the ministry of Social Affairs in coordination with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), cordially invite you to a press conference to launch the “Lebanese Host Communities Support Programme” initiative at the Holiday Inn Dunes Hotel, on Thursday, February 28 at 10am. 

The goals of this initiative will be discussed in detail during the conference which will be attended by UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Robert Wakins, ambassadors of donor countries, and representatives of international organizations and NGOs. 

This initiative aims at supporting Lebanese host communities, with nearly 300,000 people now receiving assistance across Lebanon, struggling to cope with the tremendous additional burden in an already harsh socio-economic environment. The fund will be used to implement projects falling under Output 3 of the Lebanese Government Response Plan: “Assist the Lebanese hosting communities to preserve social cohesion, solidarity and prevent conflict and tension”.

Contact Information

Communication.lb@undp.org

Tel: 961-1-962511

UNDP - Lebanon

www.undp.org.lb

Downtown-Riad El-Solh Street

Arab African International Bank Bldg

P.O.Box 11-3216 Beirut-Lebanon