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

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

Based on observations and feedback from assisted families and communities, dual currency disbursement by WFP and UNHCR in May 2023 was much more efficient than LBP-only disbursement in the first 4 months of the year. Families were able to access their assistance in a quicker, safer, and overall, more dignified manner. Significant reductions in crowding, waiting times, and tensions at redemption points also had positive impacts on the wider community. It has also allowed refugees receiving cash assistance to access a more appropriate transfer value.