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LCRP General Supervisor to strengthen social security systems & vulnerable groups

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In the presence of representatives of the donors, United Nations agencies, International & local non-governmental organizations & line Ministries leading various sectors, Assem Abi Ali, the General Supervisor of Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) at Ministry of Social Affairs called on the international community to scale up their support to Lebanon in terms of the humanitarian response, & to focus on medium & long -term plans to support the productive sectors critical for Lebanon`s economic recovery and sustainable development.
Abi Ali opening remarks came during the LCRP Multi-Stakeholder Workshop held online for two days and was organized by the United Nations Development Program in Lebanon in partnership with the UNHCR, the Ministry of Social Affairs, and in collaboration with the Council of Ministers, and line ministries: Foreign Affairs, Interior and Municipalities, Energy and Water, Education and Higher Education, Labor, Economy, and international and local NGOs and all stakeholders. The aim of workshop is to identify the guidelines and the priorities of the LCRP in 2021 in a participatory and holistic approach. 
Abi Ali stressed the need to prioritize strengthening social protection and social security systems and avoiding igniting tensions between the Lebanese host communities and the displaced Syrians, through a balanced response, that ensures providing humanitarian support to the most vulnerable groups in compliance with the Conflict Sensitivity principle.
Furthermore, he considered the durable solution to the Syrian displacement crisis, through the return to their homeland, counting on the support of the international community and all line ministries to ensure the implementation of the return plan of the displaced Syrians, without jeopardizing their dignity and rights.
Abi Ali concluded his speech by thanking the donors, United Nations organizations and all the partners for their continuous support to mitigate the impact of the economic and social crises Lebanon went through, from the Syrian displacement, the financial and economic crisis, to the repercussions of the Coronavirus and Beirut’s port explosion.