Saturday, 17 April 2021 08:06 GMT

Qatar- QRCS sends 3rd shipment of humanitarian aid to Lebanon after port blast


(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha: Under its humanitarian response to the Beirut port explosion, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has deployed the third batch of humanitarian aid in solidarity with the Lebanese people.

In cooperation with the Lebanese Red Cross, QRCS's mission in Lebanon cleared and transported the shipment to the former's warehouses. The aid would be distributed to the affected people and hospitals.

It contained 50 tonnes of food items, to be distributed to 1,050 families, or 5,250 persons. Also, 100 medical beds were delivered for the hospitals in the proximity of the explosion, to help them to resume their medical services, especially amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

In 2020, two humanitarian shipments were deployed by QRCS, including food items and medical supplies. A field relief delegation was deployed to take part in the humanitarian intervention and help QRCS's mission in distributing aid to the affected people. QRCS and the Lebanese Red Cross worked together to repair the explosion-damaged homes. Under the supervision of the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities, QRCS and Qatar Charity co-launched a joint campaign called Heart for Lebanon, which raised over QR94m worth of donations.
 

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