UNICEF Lebanon Humanitarian Situation Report No. 7 (Beirut Explosions)

17 September 2020

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  • UNICEF assisted 15,404 people with temporary access to adequate quantity of safe water for drinking and domestic use and reached over 17,205 affected people with public health awareness messages.
  • UNICEF reached 1,537 parents and primary caregivers with community-based mental health and psycho-social support, and provided 1,203 girls and women with psycho-social first aid, psycho-social support and information on gender-based violence risks.
  • UNICEF provided 905 youth with employment or income generation opportunities as part of a community-based response, including minor rehabilitation of households, installation of water tanks, cooking of hot meals, and production and distribution on fabric masks amid the rising COVID-19 cases.
  • UNICEF provided 4,088 counselling sessions to primary caregivers of children under two years raising awareness on healthy infant and young child feeding practices.
  • Emergency designed and launched a large-scale Emergency Cash Grant for Children and Vulnerable Groups reaching up to 80,000 affected people.
  • UNICEF distributed critical humanitarian supplies and COVID-19 protection and hygiene supplies worth over half a million US dollars.
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