Beirut - The practical stage of the Lebanese government’s social aid plan has begun. On the morning of Thursday, April 16th, the Lebanese Army started distributing financial aid in different areas across Lebanon.
In coordination with municipal authorities, army personnel handed financial support, which is a sum of 400,000 LBP per individual, to people who were previously selected for it based on their critical financial situation.
As explained by the Lebanese Army’s official statement, the first stage of this aid plan targets victims of landmine explosions.
This includes citizens who have been injured by such explosions since 1975, as well as the families of those who were killed by them since then. These people were identified using data provided by the Lebanese Mine Action Center (LMAC).
On average, 1 in 5 people in Lebanon is directly affected by landmine explosions, according to the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor.