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Thursday, November 13, 2014

[EU-SYRIA] ENPI: EU increases humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon as winter approaches

12 November 2014

The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian assistance to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon by an additional €12 million. The bulk of the extra funding - €10 million - will be allocated to help the most vulnerable refugees as winter approaches, when temperatures can fall to below zero. Another €2 million will be allocated for secondary health care projects, to ensure families continue to receive medical services in hospitals for life saving treatment.
The additional funding will deliver vital assistance via unconditional cash grants to help tens of thousands of refugees in Lebanon and to identify some of the most vulnerable families who are not currently receiving any help. The target is to increase the total number of families receiving assistance over the winter. Some of the most vulnerable Lebanese families will also benefit.