The Government of Finland reaffirmed its commitment to the most vulnerable children living in Lebanon by contributing an additional € 4,3 million to UNICEF’s No Lost Generation programme. The new contribution will improve the well-being of vulnerable children girls and boys and young people – particularly increase opportunities to learning through non-formal education and skills development, reduce risks of violence and abuse while alleviating economic hardship by providing cash assistance. In doing so, the programme will contribute to the fight against child labour and child marriage.
Finland is committed partner to UNICEF, and education is one of Finland’s key priorities in Lebanon, in the region, as well as globally. “We know that the Covid-19 pandemic has increased poverty in families and made the situation more difficult for all children to access education. Pandemic combined with Lebanese economic crisis has devastating impact on the right to education of the girls and boys in vulnerable situations. We need to do everything we can so that education reaches all children, and no-one is left behind”, said H.E. Mrs. Tarja Fernández, Finland’s Ambassador to Lebanon.