International organizations launch Lebanon recovery plan in response to Beirut port blast


The European Union, the World Bank and the United Nations launched on Friday the Lebanon Reform, Recovery and Reconstruction Framework (3RF) in response to the massive explosions that rocked Port of Beirut on Aug. 4.

The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Lebanon Ralph Tarraf said that the framework was presented to Lebanese President Michel Aoun, Caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab and Prime Minister-Designate Saad Hariri.

"We reached out to all stakeholders: the government, civil society and private sector to make sure their views are represented in the document," Tarraf said during an online conference.

The 3RF is a reconstruction framework focusing on a period of 18 months that will bridge the immediate humanitarian response and the medium-term recovery and reconstruction efforts to put Lebanon on a path of sustainable development.