UNICEF providing winter assistance to 142,000 vulnerable children and heating fuel for 560 public schools in Lebanon

Each winter, UNICEF supports partners to help protect the most vulnerable children from the harsh weather

11 February 2020
Christian, 12 years old - UNICEF is helping 140,000 children between 0 and 15 years old in hard to reach areas like Arsal and Qaa, by offering them winter clothes like gloves, scarfs, hats, boots, pajamas and jackets, so they can be warm during the harsh winter season.
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BEIRUT, 11 February 2020 – With storms, snow, torrential rain and freezing temperatures reaching record levels in Lebanon this winter, UNICEF is providing warm clothing kits and one-off winter cash grants to 142,000 vulnerable Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian children this season.

The winter clothing kits include warm clothes, gloves, hats, boots, socks, scarves and thermal blankets. Families with children are also receiving a one-time cash grant to help them off-set winter costs such as heating fuel, shelter material, clothes and health care. UNICEF is also providing heating fuel for 560 public schools in high altitude locations.

“Each winter, UNICEF supports partners to help protect the most vulnerable children from the harsh weather,” said Yukie Mokuo, UNICEF Representative to Lebanon. “This year, UNICEF has expanded its support because of the economic crisis and children’s increasing needs. No child should ever be left out in the cold.”

Media Contacts

Raquel Fernandez
Chief of Communication
United Nations Children’s Fund Lebanon
Tel: 009611607519
Blanche Baz
Communication Specialist
United Nations Children’s Fund Lebanon
Tel: 009611429288

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