Wednesday, April 26, 2023

The Ministry of Social Affairs introduces a social protection programme for people with disabilities in Lebanon

Lebanon’s Ministry of Social Affairs (MOSA), in partnership with the European Union (EU), UNICEF and the International Labour Organization (ILO), launched the country’s National Disability Allowance (NDA). The allowance is a social grant that will provide a direct income support to persons with disabilities living in the country. The NDA was designed to strengthen the existing national programmes and services dedicated to people with disabilities. The NDA aims to support individuals with disabilities to face the extra cost of disability and facilitate their access to key services. While all persons with disabilities would ultimately be eligible to receive the NDA, youth aged 18-28 (born between 1995-2005) are prioritized during the first roll-out to support them in... Read More