US News Explosions in Beirut. The EU releases 33 million euros in emergency aid for Lebanon
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This sum should cover the immediate needs of emergency services and hospitals in the capital, the European Commission said.
Theannounced Thursday that it had released 33 million euros to finance first emergency aid for the and mobilized material resources, including an Italian hospital ship, to help relief efforts in Beirut, 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, sentmedical teams. .
“I was informed 24 hours before the explosion” affirms a Lebanese minister .
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