There is no funding for the “financing card” until now, which leaves 400,000 families registered to benefit from the card in the economic winds, with the exacerbation of the crisis and the arrival of 85% of the Lebanese people to the poverty line. The World Bank, where payments will begin next Monday for registrants. The head of the Parliamentary Health Committee, Assem Araji, said in an interview with “Lebanon Debate” about the projects that the Parliamentary Health Committee discussed with Minister of Social Affairs Hector Hajjar, and they are 3 projects. These families benefit between $100 and $140 per month, depending on the number of family members, and it is funded by European Union grants. He continued: “As for the second project, it is a safety card, which is worth 246 million dollars, which is financed by a loan from the World Bank, and the number reached 580,000 registered families, but after the liquidation, which relied on the most needy, the number reached 150 thousand eligible families, and these families were classified It deserves the World Food Program, five private companies have been contracted, and the two will start paying $100 or $130 per family, and the duration of the program is one year.” He added, “With regard to the third topic, i.e. the financing card, there are 400,000 families registered out of the families that were originally registered for a safety card and were not included among the targets of that card, they will go to the financing card, and the World Bank has set conditions to give them financing, including a number of reforms, the first of which is Electricity and the appointment of the electricity regulatory authority, and the ministry has sent its report to the World Bank, which will give its answer on April 28, whether it will be funded or not. And how can these families survive in light of the more difficult economic conditions than before? Representative Araji does not have an answer, and he “sympathizes with these families” and hopes that “the IMF will speed up to give the answer.” Is the fund afraid of financing the card so that this money does not go to electricity subscriptions instead of food and health, so it stipulated electricity reform as a priority? “Maybe,” says Representative Araji. What about the fictitious associations that used to benefit from the Ministry of Affairs for personal interests, pointing out that “the Minister of Affairs decided that there is no longer any fictitious association.”

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Sarah Othman, biochemistry student, holds a master's degree 1 from the Lebanese University. Seeking to obtain a second degree in the field of informatics. She works in the media field at Rahal Global News. Interested in cultural, artistic and news matters. A teacher in a school, and a private teacher . Holding laboratory experience in a government hospital and in private laboratories.