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Around 2 million facing food insecurity across Lebanon

New York: Some two million people in Lebanon, including 1.29 million Lebanese residents and 700,000 Syrian refugees, are suffering some form of food insecurity as a result of the multiple crises afflicting the country, with the situation expected to get worse in the months ahead, UN agencies said on Thursday.

Lebanon: Military court charges 7 over attacking UN peacekeepers

Beirut: Lebanon's military court charged seven people over the attack in December that killed an Irish peacekeeper and wounded three others in southern Lebanon.

Irish soldier on UN peacekeeping duty dies in Lebanon gun attack

Beirut: An Irish soldier on UN peacekeeping duty has died in a gun attack in Lebanon, officials said.

34 migrants dead after boat sinks off Syria

Damascus/IBNS: At least thirty-four people were dead and several others injured after a boat carrying immigrants from Lebanon capsized in the Syrian territorial water, the Syria Health Ministry announced.

Lebanon: At ‘a crossroad between rebound or collapse’

New York: The dire impact of Lebanon’s unrelenting socio-economic crisis prompted the UN Special Coordinator to warn the Security Council behind closed doors on Thursday, that the country stands at “a crossroad between rebound or collapse”.

As global food and fuel crisis deepens, Lebanon’s crisis is affecting ‘everyone, everywhere’

New York: Veteran UN aid coordinator Najat Rochdi on Friday signalled grave concerns about rising humanitarian needs across Lebanon linked to the global food and fuel crisis, which are affecting “everyone, everywhere”.

Lebanon: $3.2 billion plan launched to support local families and refugees

New York: The Lebanese Government, the United Nations and partners on Monday announced a $3.2 billion appeal for the country to address ongoing impacts from the war in neighbouring Syria and the current economic crisis.

Socio-economic meltdown leaves Lebanese ‘hanging on by a thread’

New York: With livelihoods in tatters and hopes almost shattered, the Lebanese are “hanging on by a thread,” the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator said on Thursday, announcing the extension of the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to address the rapidly deteriorating situation.

People for Peace: Dreaming of a mine-free Lebanon

A young Cambodian woman says it is her dream to help remove all land mines from the south of Lebanon and improve living conditions for all people living under the threat of death or injury.

UN Lebanon mission becomes pioneer in gender-sensitive peacekeeping

New York: The Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) is taking advantage of a new initiative, to become the first UN peacekeeping mission to provide gender-sensitive housing and invest in better working conditions for women peacekeepers serving there.

Lebanon crisis robbing young people of their futures: UNICEF

New York: More than four in 10 young Lebanese over just a 12-month period, reduced spending on education to buy basic food, medicine and other essential items, and nearly a third, have been forced to stop studying altogether.

‘UN stands with the people of Lebanon’, declares Guterres

New York: Elections next year will be key to a better future for Lebanon, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday ahead of an official visit to the country later this weekend.

Lebanon aims to reach deal on maritime border demarcation with Israel: Prez Michel Aoun

Beirut/UNI/Xinhua: Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Saturday that Lebanon aims to reach an agreement on maritime border demarcation with Israel that would guarantee the country's right to invest in its natural resources, according to a statement by Lebanon's Presidency.

UN calls for end to violence in Lebanon following deadly Beirut clashes

New York: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for an immediate end to violence in Lebanon following deadly sectarian violence in the capital, Beirut, surrounding the on-going investigation into the August 2020 blasts in the port area.

New Government will earn confidence of Lebanese people and international community, President tells UN

New York: After a month-long political crisis, Lebanon has embarked on a new phase that will “hopefully mark a promising step on the path of recovery”, the country’s President old the 76th session of the UN General Assembly on Friday.