President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, received on Thursday the UN Deputy Special Coordinator for Lebanon, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon, Dr. Najat Rochdi.
The President informed Rochdi that “Lebanon supports the efforts made in preparing and implementing programs to secure the humanitarian needs of the Lebanese, especially in the fields of education, water, electricity, and medicine”.
President Aoun also stressed that these efforts are accompanied by the Lebanese state, which is working on alleviating the suffering of Lebanese families, especially after the growing need for basic and necessary services. The President also asserted that the emergency plan launched by Rochdi for a period of three months to provide fuel to maintain health care and water and sanitation services had positive effects, welcoming the decision taken to extend the work of this plan until next March.
For her part, Rochdi presented a report on the work carried out by United Nations organizations to confront the urgent humanitarian situation in Lebanon, pointing out that the United Nations will continue to provide this support, knowing that the Lebanese state must also fulfil responsibilities in this regard.
In addition, Rochdi stressed that there are no conditions from the United Nations for humanitarian aid, and there is no political influence on the work of international organizations in this field. Then, Rochdi expressed her gratitude for the support provided by President Aoun to the projects carried out by United Nations organizations in Lebanon that deal in particular with the humanitarian, health and social issue, especially those for which financial budgets have been allocated from donor countries, including the allocation of $6 million to fund a project for NGOs related to child protection, combating violence against women and education services for about 29,000 Lebanese, displaced and immigrants.
President Aoun then met with MP Eddy Maalouf and discussed with him general affairs, recent political developments, and security conditions, as well as the needs of Metn region.
MP Maalouf pointed out that he addressed the situation of Jdeideh landfill and the need to find a quick solution to it.