WORLD Lebanon continues to receive foreign aid to face Beirut blasts' repercussions

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Lebanon continues to receive foreign aid to face Beirut blasts' repercussions

Xinhua

21:40, August 14, 2020

BEIRUT, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon continued on Friday to receive support and donations from foreign countries following the explosions that rocked Beirut on Aug. 4, killing 177 people and wounding at least 6000, LBCI local TV channel reported.

Switzerland signed an agreement with Lebanon to start the rehabilitation of Saint George Hospital University Medical Center and Karantina hospital, to enable the Lebanese heath sector to offer services to a higher number of injured people after four hospitals went out of service due to the explosions.

Meanwhile, India offered 70 tons of food products including flour, rice, and lentils in addition to blankets and mattresses since a big number of people have become homeless after the explosions.

India will also send Personal Protective Equipment for the protection against COVID-19 and gloves that can be used during operations.

Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Lebanese Business Council Sufyan Al Saleh donated 137 tons of glasses to be used by people whose houses were destroyed by the explosions.

The glasses will be given to NGOs in Lebanon which will distribute them to the people who need it.

A Kuwaiti aircraft arrived in Beirut carrying food support for the Lebanese.

Also, Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin received a Russian aircraft carrying medical equipment for the Lebanese hospitals.

Moreover, Lebanon's caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan opened on Friday the field hospital offered by Qatar to assist the health sector in Lebanon.

"It contains an operation room, emergency rooms and it is capable of offering proper medical services," Hassan said.

Jordan continued on Friday to send medical equipment to Lebanon through Beirut's airport.

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(Photo: agencies)

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