August 7, 2020

US says sending immediate $15 mn in food, medicine to Lebanon

Washington (AFP) – The United States said Friday it was sending an immediate $15 million worth of food and medicine to help Lebanon after Beirut’s massive port blast.The aid, to be transported through the US military, amounts to three months’ worth of food for 50,000 people and three months’ worth of medicine for 60,000 people, the US Agency for International Development said.”We stand with the people of Lebanon as they seek relief and accountability in this difficult time,” USAID said in a statement.The US military made its first aid delivery on Thursday, with a C-17 plane flying in from Qata…

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