The World Health Organization (WHO) dispatched a plane carrying 20 tons of medical supplies to Beirut, the Lebanese capital, on Thursday to cope with the health collapse caused by the presence of more than 5,000 people injured as a result of the two registered explosions. in the port of the city.
The plane, donated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government and Dubai, landed in Lebanon and has the supplies it needs to perform around 1,000 surgical procedures and another thousand trauma procedures, according to the organization in an explanation. .
“Our prayers go out to all affected by this tragic event as we continue our mission to serve the people of Lebanon and help them strengthen their health services,” said Iman Shankiti, WHO representative.
As mentioned, the organization has already contacted the country’s health authorities, as well as other partners and hospitals, in order to provide more effective treatment for the victims of the explosions and to “identify and guarantee other types of needs”. “.