After a delay of almost two years, the Emergency Social Safety Net in Lebanon (ESSN) was launched with the support of the World Bank, which will include 150 thousand Lebanese families in addition to families already covered by the previous program targeting the poorest of families (NPTP), where both programs will cover around 200 thousand Lebanese families with similar aid packages. These families represent about 20% of the total Lebanese households. The planned support includes cash transfers in US dollars up to a maximum of 125 USD on a monthly basis (for a family of 6 members maximum), plus an additional financial support for the eligible and beneficiary families in order to reduce school drop-outs, for each family having a child aged between 13 and 18 years.

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