UAE sends 2,400 tonnes of aid to battle COVID-19 pandemic in Beirut


An Emirati humanitarian ship sent by the Emirates Red Crescent has arrived in the Lebanese capital with supplies to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

Relief efforts have been ongoing since a devastating explosion in the city's port area killed more than 200 people last month.

The latest shipment has been sent under a directive from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the ERC.

The cargo contained 2,400 tonnes of aid including food, supplements for children, sanitisers, personal protective equipment, clothes and medical supplies.

It's being distributed to victims of the blast and to help battle the COVID-19 virus.

The ERC drafted a detailed plan, in coordination with the Humanitarian and Development Affairs office of the UAE Embassy in Lebanon and relevant Lebanese authorities, for the distribution effort.




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