Over the past three months, URDA’s relief sector has been working to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable Lebanese families in the midst of the successive crises that have hit Lebanon, particularly the economic crisis that left 77% of Lebanese families unable to afford food, according to a UNICEF report.
From April to June 2021, the relief sector successfully distributed 14,329 food parcels to Lebanese families living below the poverty line in Akkar, Aley, Saida, Tyre, Zahleh and West Bekaa, along with Baalbeck, Chouf and Tripoli.
The Relief and Shelter Sector Manager in URDA, Faress Faress, stressed that field teams were working around the clock to secure basic food and non-food assistance for needy Lebanese families in order to ensure decent living conditions for them.
It should be noted that the relief sector is URDA’s most dynamic sector as its teams are always ready to be on the front lines of emergency response. The sector’s field teams periodically assess the needs of beneficiaries on a rolling basis to deliver services with the highest accuracy and quality, with the cumulative number of relief assistance provided reaching about 1 million services per year.