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Water supply systems on the verge of collapse in Lebanon: over 71 per cent of people risk losing access to water

Water supply systems on the verge of collapse in Lebanon: over 71 per cent of people risk losing access to water

BEIRUT, 23 July 2021 – More than four million people, including one million refugees, are at immediate risk of losing access to safe water in Lebanon. With the rapidly escalating economic crisis, shortages of funding, fuel and supplies such as chlorine and spare parts, UNICEF estimates that most water pumping will gradually cease across the country in

Lebanon: Escalating crisis puts children at risk as the majority of families cannot afford to meet the basic needs of their children – UNICEF

“More and more families are being forced to resort to negative coping measures, including skipping meals, sending their children to work in often hazardous conditions, or marrying off their young daughters” – Yukie Mokuo, UNICEF Representative BEIRUT, 1 July 2021 – Children in Lebanon are bearing the brunt of one of the world’s worst economic

UNICEF, Terre des Hommes Italy, and CatalyticAction rehabilitate the Karantina Public Garden, as a response to Beirut Port Explosion

BEIRUT/LEBANON – 18 June 2021. UNICEF, Terre des Hommes Italy, and CatalyticAction inaugurated the newly rehabilitated Karantina public garden on Friday June 18, 2021. The rehabilitation of the garden is an initiative to support the families and the communities in Karantina after the Beirut Port explosion. This project was done in collaboration with the AUB

UNICEF launches first e-governance project to strengthen child rights, in partnership with the municipality of Kab Elias Wadi el Dalam

Beirut, 20 May 2021 – As part of its commitment to improve child rights across Lebanon, UNICEF launched the first e-governance project in partnership with the municipality of Kab Elias Wadi el Dalam to strengthen the child focused data and municipal governance system. “The Beqaa Governorate is working closely with UNICEF and the Governor’s Office

New ILO-UNICEF report: Lebanon must prioritize investment in a social protection floor

With Lebanon facing an unprecedented culmination of economic, social and political crises, a new report outlines how establishing life-cycle social grants could lay the foundations for a new social contract that is both sustainable and people-centred. BEIRUT, 18 May 2021 – A new policy note by the ILO and UNICEF explores social protection policy reform

UN-Habitat and UNICEF promote uptake of jointly collected data on disadvantaged urban neighbourhoods by municipalities and other stakeholders across Lebanon

Beirut, 28 April 2021. UN-Habitat and UNICEF have held a series of over 15 interactive workshops across Lebanon to promote uptake of the jointly collected neighbourhood profile data and use of an easy-to-navigate online portal by local authorities, other United Nations agencies, local and international NGOs, and civil society groups. The profiles are multisectoral assessments

The Government of Japan contributes an additional US2,225,000 through UNICEF to improve child health and provide access to safe water and sanitation

Beirut, 30 March 2020 – The Government of Japan has reaffirmed its commitment to the most vulnerable children living in Lebanon by extending its emergency aid of US2,225,000 to support UNICEF’s Health and Water Sanitation and Hygiene programmes in Lebanon. This contribution, which was disbursed earlier this month, will ensure that most disadvantaged girls, boys

Under the patronage and attendance of the minister of Public health – UNICEF in partnership with the French Development Agency announce the beginning of the rehabilitation work of the Quarantina University Public Hospital

08 March 2021 – Under the patronage of the ministry of Public health in Lebanon, UNICEF and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed today a grant agreement for the renovation and completion of the new building of the Quarantina University public hospital, which was heavily damaged following the Beirut port explosions on August 4, 2020.

UNICEF is making every effort to attain a solution for the payment of contracted teachers’ salaries

Statement attributable to Yukie Mokuo, UNICEF Representative in Lebanon 25 February 2021, Beirut – “UNICEF is aware of the tough situation that public schools’ contracted teachers are facing with regard to the payment of outstanding salaries. We have been following up, and we sympathize with the teachers. As informed at a meeting today with representatives

Violence should not become commonplace for children in Lebanon. Every child must be protected at all times – UNICEF

Statement attributable to Yukie Mokuo, UNICEF Representative in Lebanon 19 February 2021, Beirut – Three children (13, 12 and 11 years old) were reportedly injured due to the explosion of a hand grenade yesterday in Hermel –Baalbek-Hermel Governorate, North-East Lebanon. Another two children, a boy and a girl aged 8 and 10, were also injured