UNICEF launches cash assistance programme in Lebanon

he United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday launched an emergency cash assistance programme to support people affected by Beirut’s port explosions on Aug. 4, LBCI local TV channel reported.

The UNICEF noted that the programme will reach 80,000 children and adults affected by the explosions.

UNICEF Representative in Lebanon Yukie Mokuo noted that the assistance programme can play a vital role in supporting those who suffered the most from the blasts.

Two huge explosions rocked Beirut’s port on Aug. 4, destroying a big part of the city while killing around 190 people and wounding no fewer than 6,000 others. 

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