An EU flight with 17 tons of medical supplies landed in Beirut this Thursday. This is a sample of the humanitarian airlift set up by the European Commission with Lebanon to respond to the health emergency following the explosions in the port of Beirut.
Thanks to this method, Brussels pays for the transport costs, while the material is sent from the countries of the EU, UNICEF and Doctors of the World. As the Community Executive reports, the shipments will make it easier for the most vulnerable communities to access healthcare following the Beirut tragedy that left more than 170 dead and thousands injured in an explosion in the port.
“The EU continues to provide emergency aid to Lebanon. This air transport flight aims to improve supplies and medical equipment to support the local health system and help the people who need it most,” said Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarcic.
CRISIS IN LEBANON
After the explosion of 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in the port of the capital, Hasan Diab’s government resigned en bloc to “take a step back in order to be with the people” in an attempt to make “real change.” “