Saudis start medical aid airlift to Lebanon

      Published on Friday, 7 August , 2020      749 Views     
Saudis start medical aid airlift to Lebanon

Saudi Arabia has launched an airlift of medical aid to Lebanon after a massive explosion in Beirut left more than 100 dead and thousands injured

The state King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) started an airlift to Lebanon to offer relief aid to the victims of Tuesday’s blast, the Saudi news Agency SPA reported Friday.

Two planes loaded with over 120 tonnes of medical and food supplies as well as tents Friday left the King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh for Beirut.

The aid is escorted by a team from the center to oversee distribution, according to the report

KSRelief Supervisor-General Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah said the relief airlift was launched upon directives of King Salman Bin Abudulaziz to offer emergency medical and humanitarian assistance to the Lebanese people to support them in overcoming the consequences of the blast at the Port of Beirut.

“This aid highlights the kingdom’s pivotal role at the world level in offering aid to those in need wherever they are with all impartiality,” he added in a press statement.

Category Gulf News | 2020/08/07 latest update at 7:00 PM
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