Social Affairs Minister, Ramzi Musharrafieh, chaired the meeting of the Technical Committee in charge of following up on urgent issues related to social affairs, in the presence of Minister of Labor Lamia Yammine and Head of the Higher Rescue Committee, General Mohammad Kheir.

After the meeting, Musharrafieh noted that: “in view of the exceptional circumstances the country is going through, notably the major economic and social pressures on the Lebanese and on a large number of families under severe living conditions, and with the aggravation of the current situation due to the actual crisis, after the announcement of the general mobilization and relatives measures to face the coronavirus, which prevented a large number of people from securing their basic daily needs, the Ministry of Social Affairs held several meetings with the ministries of Industry, Agriculture, Defense, Interior and Municipalities, Labor, Economy and Trade, Finance and Information, in order to develop a joint plan for emergency intervention and provide steadfast support for families that have been affected, provided that the implementation would be carried out through municipalities and different village councils, under the supervision of development services centers and their branches, as well as the Lebanese army.

This plan aims at helping the vulnerable communities by providing two baskets for each family, the first one for food, and the second for cleaning and sterilization materials, based on scientific studies and research.

Our concern for the Lebanese citizen motivates us to work in solidarity to help those affected economically and financially by the emerging crisis.

We will work on providing assistance for citizens to help them overcome the critical stage.”

Source: National News Agency

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