International Community unites to help Lebanon


Published: 2020-08-07 13:55

Last Updated: 2021-06-16 14:18

International Community unites to help Lebanon
International Community unites to help Lebanon

The international community has gathered to help Lebanon after the massive explosion that occurred in the port of Beirut, which killed at least 154 people and injured nearly 5,000 people.

International aid pledged by countries and organizations includes:

Jordan: King Abdullah II ordered a military field hospital to be sent to Lebanon, which included a medical team of 160 people, 48 beds, 10 ICU beds, two operating rooms, and a radiology laboratory.

Bangladesh: A medical team, as well as food and medical supplies.

United Kingdom: A £5 million ($6.6 million) aid package including search and rescue aid, as well as medical support.

The Royal Navy, HMS Enterprise, will assist in assessing the damage to Beirut port.

Cyprus: Two helicopters, ten rescuers and eight rescue dogs.

The Cypriot foreign minister said his country would send a plane to deliver medical aid and bring back Cypriot citizens who want to leave Beirut — approximately 50 Cypriot citizens want to return home.

Czech Republic: A medical team of 36 people.

Denmark: A DKK 12 million ($1.91 million) aid package for relief work, including medical equipment, food, water and shelter.

Egypt: Two planes carrying medical aid.

France: Fifty-five security officers, 10 doctors, and six tons of medical supplies.

President Emmanuel Macron promised to send more medical and other aid.

Germany: €1 million in immediate aid through the German Red Cross in medical equipment and first aid centres.

Greece: A medical team of 12 people, a rescue dog and two vehicles.

Hungary: €1 million in humanitarian assistance to support relief and reconstruction efforts.

Iran: Nine tons of food, as well as medicines, medical equipment and a field hospital.

Iraq: A plane loaded with urgent medical aid.

Italy: Two military aircraft carrying eight tons of medical supplies and a medical team.

Kuwait: Medical aid and other essential supplies.

Netherlands: A search and rescue team of 67 people.

Norway: Forty tons of medical supplies and KR 25million ($2.79 million) in financial aid.

Poland: Medical supplies, 39 trained rescuers and four dogs.

Qatar: Four planes carrying medical aid and will provide 500 field hospitals of 500 beds, including respirators and medical supplies.

Russia: Five aircraft carrying medical equipment, a field hospital and medical staff.

All medical personnel heading to Beirut will be equipped with personal protective equipment in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

South Korea: A $1 million emergency aid package.

Tunisia: Two planes carrying food and medical aid.

The Tunisian president said Tunisia can treat approximately 100 injured people in its hospitals.

Turkey: The Turkish IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation will help search for survivors and bodies corpses.

The foundation had also prepared a kitchen in a Palestinian refugee camp to provide food for those in need.

European Union: The European Union is currently activating a program to help countries following natural disasters.

More than 100 firefighters with vehicles, dogs and equipment specialized in search and rescue operations will be deployed to Beirut.

The European Union has also activated the Copernicus satellite map system to help assess the damage.

The European Commission President said the Commission is ready to support Lebanon through preferential trade and customs regimes.

United Nations: The UN will release of $9 million from the Humanitarian Aid Fund for Lebanon, an additional amount from the Central Emergency Response Fund, and will deploy teams to assist emergency operations.

The World Health Organization, International Federation of Red Cross, Red Crescent Societies and the United Arab Emirates: The World Health Organization, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and the UAE have sent medical supplies including personal protective equipment, medicines and surgical devices.

The World Bank: The World Bank said it is ready to work with Lebanon's partners to collect funding from the public and private sectors for reconstruction.

It is also ready reprogram existing resources and consider providing additional financing to support rebuilding the lives of the Lebanese people.

International Monetary Fund The fund said it was exploring every possible way to support the Lebanese people.