Canada’s support for a coordinated humanitarian response in Beirut


The Government of Canada has announced how it will allocate $13.5 million of its funding in response to the Beirut explosion. The funding is being distributed as follows.

Humanitarian Coalition: Up to $3 million additional funding for the Lebanon Matching Fund

The Humanitarian Coalition’s member agencies will undertake activities to help meet essential food, water, health and other critical humanitarian needs.

Lebanese Red Cross: An additional $500,000

The increased funding will further support the Red Cross response to urgent medical needs linked to the explosion.

World Food Programme: $5 million  

The funding will support critical food assistance needs, including through cash assistance, as well as enable ongoing logistics and transport capacity to maintain the continuity of food supply chains.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: $1.5 million

The funding will provide essential shelter, health and protection, focusing particularly on the needs of refugee populations in the affected area.

UNICEF: $2.5 million

The funding will support the health-care response, as well as improved water access and sanitation, for vulnerable people.

United Nations Population Fund: $1 million

The funding will provide protection and health activities, ensuring critical access to essential sexual and reproductive health care and supporting sexual and reproductive rights, maternal health, gender-based violence prevention and response services for vulnerable groups.

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