An international conference dedicated to assisting Lebanon in eliminating the consequences of the explosion in Beirut will be held on August 9. This was announced on Friday, August 7, by the official representative of the European Commission, Eric Mamer.
“The conference of donors of aid to Lebanon will be held on Sunday in video format. It will be organized by France and aimed at collecting emergency aid to Lebanon to eliminate the consequences of the disaster, ”LBCI News quotes him.
The day before, employees of the Russian Emergencies Ministry arrived in Beirut to deal with the consequences of a powerful explosion. Mobile hospitals have been deployed in the Lebanese capital, and Russian doctors received the first victims.
Some required surgery. In addition, Lebanese citizens will be tested for COVID-19.
On August 4, a powerful explosion occurred in the port of Beirut. The reason is the ignition of 2.7 tons of ammonium nitrate during welding. 154 people died, about 5 thousand were injured. The facades of dozens of buildings were destroyed and damaged.
The governor of the city, Marwan Abboud, estimated the damage from the incident at $ 3-5 billion.
Russia, by decision of the country’s President Vladimir Putin, sent five planes with humanitarian aid to Lebanon. Russian rescuers and doctors flew to Beirut on the same flights.