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UNHCR Lebanon Cash Assistance Update March 2014

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March developments

  • UNHCR is moving towards increased use of ATM cards for cash assistance as DRC began hand-over of the management of the ATM cards to UNHCR.
  • UNHCR has started uploading the ATM cards with cash for use by 40,832 refugee households for the final month winterization and 36,982 households for hygiene and baby kit assistance.
  • The first round of monitoring of the 2013-2014 winterization distribution was completed mid-February. The results are being analysed.
  • The roll-out of UNHCR’s new cash assistance strategy for refugees is in its preparatory phase focussing on covering the most vulnerable refugee households. The aim is to reach 12,000 households in the first month, and add families every month, aiming for 33,000 families in December.