US President Donald Trump said on August 7 that the country’s authorities sent humanitarian aid to Beirut, where thousands of people were injured in the explosion.
“Today I informed Lebanese President Naim Aoun that three huge liners are already flying towards them, full of medicines, food, water and necessary equipment,” Trump told reporters at a press conference.
The American leader called the incident in Beirut “a terrible event that the world has not seen for a long time.”
President @realDonaldTrump has spoken with President Aoun of Lebanon.
3 large aircraft are on the way with medical supplies, food, water, and emergency equipment to help. pic.twitter.com/haYxQKbAdz
– The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 8, 2020
Earlier, the authorities of Israel, Russia, Great Britain, Kuwait, Germany, as well as the leadership of the European Union also announced their intention to help Lebanon.
In particular, after the disaster, Russia sent five humanitarian aid planes to Lebanon. In addition, employees of the Russian Emergencies Ministry arrived in Beirut to help in the fight against the consequences of the emergency and to deploy mobile hospitals.
The 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. A detachment of doctors and medical equipment were sent from France to the Lebanese capital.
An explosion took place in the port of Beirut on 4 August. Killed, according to the latest data, 154 people and more than 5 thousand were injured. Prime Minister Hassan Diab stated that the explosion was caused by improper storage of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate in a warehouse in the port.