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US News Explosions in Beirut. The EU releases 33 million euros in emergency aid for Lebanon

17:20  06 august  2020
17:20  06 august  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Vue générale qui montre les dégâts à la suite de l’explosion du mardi 4 août 2020, dans la zone portuaire de Beyrouth, au Liban. Photo prise avec un drone le 6 août 2020. © REUTERS / Bader Helal General view showing the damage following the explosion of Tuesday 4 August 2020, in the port area of ​​Beirut , in Liban. Photo taken with a drone on August 6, 2020.

This sum should cover the immediate needs of emergency services and hospitals in the capital, the European Commission said.

The European Union announced Thursday that it had released 33 million euros to finance first emergency aid for the Lebanon and mobilized material resources, including an Italian hospital ship, to help relief efforts in Beirut, devastated Tuesday, August 4 by two explosions.

A donor conference is also planned to mobilize additional funding for reconstruction after a needs assessment, the European source said.

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The release of 33 million should make it possible to cover the immediate needs of the emergency services and hospitals in the capital, the European Commission said.

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen held talks with Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Thursday to discuss European Union assistance.

European countries quickly mobilized. Italy has provided a military vessel with helicopter medical evacuation capability and medical equipment. They also mobilized 250 firefighters specializing in search and rescue, we learned from a European source.

France, for its part, sent several military planes containing emergency equipment as well as medical teams. Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that he would be going there this Thursday, August 6, .

“I was informed 24 hours before the explosion” affirms a Lebanese minister .
© Amer Ghazzal / Getty Images “I was informed 24 hours before the explosion” affirms a Lebanese minister Then that the government resigned Monday in the face of the anger of the street, the question of responsibilities remains important. It was a real tragedy that happened in Beirut on August 4th. In the heart of the capital of Lebanon, an explosion kills more than 171 . In question ? Storage of a huge amount of ammonium nitrate that exploded. Yet the whole Republic in Lebanon knew about it.

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