Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki visiting Lebanon

On Monday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki started his two-day visit to Lebanon. Its objective is to confirm the readiness of Poland to continue programmes of aid addressed to Lebanese entities, in view of the fact that Lebanon had admitted the Syrian refugees, and to undertake further initiatives aimed at helping the refugees affected by war hostilities.

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Photo: Chancellery of the Prime Minister

During the talks with the Prime Minister and President of Lebanon, the Head of the Polish Government, Mateusz Morawiecki declared that our country would allocate additional funds amounting to USD 10 million which would be invested that year in Lebanon. Thanks to Polish aid, it will be possible to create a housing estate for the refugees which will have about 10,000 living spaces. This year, it is planned to build 200 houses for about 1,000 refugees.

Cooperation started with Lebanon confirms existing involvement of Poland in solving problems of refugees in places from which they come. As part of the so-called EU facility for refugees in Turkey, we disbursed PLN 180 million to help the Syrian refugees. Almost PLN 100 million more, we provided as part of voluntary aid to the victims of war in the Middle East, both through the Polish humanitarian organisations: Caritas, Aid to the Church in Need, as well as to the activities implemented by the international humanitarian organisations: UNICEF or UN High Commissioner for Refugees. The Polish Government also supported the African countries, inter alia, the so-called Horn of Africa and Libya, with the amount of more than EUR 8 million under the European Emergency Trust Fund.

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