European Union Announces New Support For Lebanon
The European Union reaffirms its support for the people of Lebanon and has decided to allocate 205.5 million euros to address several priority areas to support the country’s stability and recovery.
In times of crisis, the EU stands with Lebanon and its people, providing essential assistance for the country's stability and recovery. We are committing €205.5 million to support several priority areas in Lebanon.
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— EU in Lebanon (@EUinLebanon) December 22, 2023
As a first priority, the European Union will continue supporting Lebanon in improving border management and providing financial and technical assistance to align it with international standards, thereby enhancing security and stability in Lebanon.
Moreover, the European Union will support Lebanese public institutions in improving governance, accountability, and transparency in public affairs and basic services. This includes improving water sector management through monitoring systems and upgrading customer databases, aiming to make the sector administratively and financially self-sufficient.
The European Union will also support measures to respond to the ongoing electricity crisis in Lebanon, by encouraging renewable energy and energy efficiency investments by SMEs.
To address the growing needs of vulnerable people in Lebanon, the European Union will continue to support vulnerable people in Lebanon in the education, social protection, and water sectors, enhancing local authorities’ capacity for sustainable service provision.
We are proud to announce an additional €40 million to support education in Lebanon. We will renovate and equip 52 more public schools across the country. We will also support children with disabilities by giving them access to adapted facilities in 110 public schools. pic.twitter.com/PGgMr62Rkz
— Sandra De Waele (@EUAmbLebanon) December 23, 2023