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Lebanon: Demonstrations

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL13006, tabled on 4 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking, if any, to increase support to Lebanese citizens following the recent protests in Lebanon.

Answered on

16 February 2021

The UK is a long-standing friend of Lebanon and the Lebanese people. Since 2011, the UK has allocated over £700 million in humanitarian and development funding to Lebanon. We were one of the biggest donors following the devastating Beirut Port explosion, providing a £27 million package of assistance to support the most vulnerable. The UK and other members of the International Support Group for Lebanon have consistently called for the swift formation of an effective government which reflects the aspirations of the Lebanese people, and stressed that the right of peaceful protest must continue to be respected. We stand ready to support the people of Lebanon but look to a new government to urgently demonstrate its commitment to reform.