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Joint Report on Dual Currency Disbursement (UNHCR-WFP) - August 2023

This joint report provides a review of WFP and UNHCR’s cash assistance for Syrian refugees in Lebanon in July, following the re-introduction of dual currency disbursement in May 2023

In light of the swift depreciation of the Lebanese pound and the increase of pressure on redemption channels, WFP and UNHCR reintroduced dual currency disbursement for Syrian refugees benefiting from cash assistance programmes in May 2023. Following the publication of two reports highlighting the results of WFP and UNHCR’s rigorous monitoring of cash assistance for Syrian refugees during May and June cycles, this third and final report underscores the main outcomes of this programmatic change that WFP and UNHCR have observed thus far (Read more here May and July Cycles’ Reports).

The significant improvements in the redemption experience for assisted families witnessed during May and June cycles have persisted also during the July cycle, with beneficiaries reporting more efficient, safer, and more dignified access to assistance.