Bonne and Derbas shake hands after signing agreements in Beirut.
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French Ambassador to Lebanon Emmanuel Bonne and Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas teamed up Tuesday to announce a 600,000 euro ($650,000) fund for NGOs to undertake development and humanitarian projects in Lebanon. The new fund, named PISCCA, was announced at a news conference where the pair explained they want NGOs to submit bids for funding from the French Foreign Ministry to undertake projects in Lebanon. Since 2012, France has provided Lebanon with 55 million euros in humanitarian and development aid. The French government has also pledged 3 million euros to the EU-Syria fund. During the conference, Bonne also signed grant agreements with representatives from Amel and Arcenciel, two well-established Lebanese NGOs committed to sustainable development through providing aid and services in underprivileged areas in Lebanon.
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