Lebanon parliament approves ration cards for needy

On Thursday Lebanon’s parliamentary committees approved a ration card for the needy population, which is increasing at an alarming rate, as the country is teetering on the edge of economic collapse.

According to the World Bank, the national currency has lost a majority of its value since the end of 2019, resulting in more than half the population falling into poverty.

Ration cards would help struggling families with basic essentials such as petrol and groceries. But they have not been referred to parliament and funding for such a program has not been found.

The MPs of the Lebanese Forces Party voiced their rejection of “the randomness and the electoral accounts” in studying the ration card.