Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has allocated 50 million riyals ($ 13.7 million) to help victims of the explosion in the port of Beirut, Al-Rayah writes on August 8.
In Qatar, there is a Lebanon in our hearts fundraising campaign. Also, the country’s banks have canceled fees for transferring funds from Qatar to Lebanon.
After the tragedy, the Qatari authorities sent several mobile hospitals, medicines and a search and rescue team to Beirut to help the victims.
On August 4, the Lebanese Ministry of Health asked the Qatar government to provide medical assistance to the victims of the explosion in Beirut.
In turn, the Emir of Qatar expressed condolences in connection with the incident in Beirut and ordered to provide assistance to the victims.
A powerful explosion occurred in the port of the Lebanese capital Beirut on 4 August. As a result of the incident, more than 150 people were killed, and more than 5 thousand people were injured.
The explosion was attributed to the ignition of 2.7 tons of ammonium nitrate during welding. 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.
On August 6, EMERCOM employees arrived in Beirut to help combat the consequences of the emergency and deploy mobile hospitals.