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Lebanon asks for medical assistance from WHO and Qatar after the Beirut bombing


The Lebanese Ministry of health has asked the World Health Organization (WHO) and the government of Qatar to provide medical assistance to the victims of the Beirut bombing.

This was announced on August 4 by the head of the Department Hamad Hasan.

“We have contacts with the world health organization to deliver aircraft with aid, as well as with Qatar to ensure the operation of field hospitals, ” the Minister told Lebanese television. MTV.

Earlier it became known that the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, expressed his condolences in connection with the incident in Beirut and ordered assistance to the victims.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also expressed his desire to provide “any possible support” after the bombing in Beirut . According to him, photos and videos from the scene of the tragedy are shocking.

In turn, the President of the European Council Charles Michel called on the Lebanese to be strong and also confirmed the intention of the European Union to help Lebanon.

According to Sky News Arabia , the Kuwaiti government intends to send urgent medical assistance to Lebanon for the victims of the explosion.

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And Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Beni Gantz and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi immediately after the incident offered the Lebanese authorities medical and humanitarian aid, Kan reported.

The explosion in the Lebanese capital occurred on Tuesday, August 4, in the area of the seaport of Beirut near the Lebanese naval base. The exact death toll is not yet reported, according to Lebanese health Minister Hamad Hassan, about 40 people were killed . According to the latest data, more than 2.5 thousand people were injured as a result of the emergency.

The country’s health Ministry said Beirut’s hospitals were overflowing after an explosion at the port of the Lebanese capital.

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