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European Commission mobilizes 33 mln euro for Lebanon

The European Commission is mobilizing over €33 million for first emergency needs, medical support and equipment, and protection of critical infrastructure for Lebanon after the Beirut blast, the Commission said in a read-out of the phone call between Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab.

 

The Commission will consider further support depending on the on-going humanitarian needs assessment.

 

EU is already providing assistance to Lebanon, particularly: the deployment of over 100 highly trained search-and-rescue firefighters, with vehicles, dogs and emergency medical equipment, including through the Lebanese Red Cross; the offer of additional teams, in particular for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear detection; a military vessel with helicopter capacity for medical evacuation, and medical and protective equipment, The activation of the Copernicus Satellite mapping system to help assess the extent of the damage.

 

 

https://www.kuna.net.kw/

06 / 08 / 2020 17 : 51

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