Left Menu
Development News Edition

Beirut blast: India sends medical, food supplies to Lebanon

India has sent 58 metric tonnes of emergency humanitarian aid, including crucial medical and food supplies, to Lebanon whose capital Beirut was rocked by a deadly explosion last week. "India demonstrates solidarity with the people of Lebanon in the aftermath of the tragic explosions in Beirut.

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 14-08-2020 16:40 IST | Created: 14-08-2020 16:40 IST
Beirut blast: India sends medical, food supplies to Lebanon

India has sent 58 metric tonnes of emergency humanitarian aid, including crucial medical and food supplies, to Lebanon whose capital Beirut was rocked by a deadly explosion last week. "India demonstrates solidarity with the people of Lebanon in the aftermath of the tragic explosions in Beirut. 58 MT of emergency humanitarian aid, including crucial medical and food supplies, is on its way to Beirut in IAF C17 aircraft," External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said in a tweet on Friday.

The August 4 blast, which killed more than 170 people, wounded thousands and left tens of thousands homeless, is believed to have been caused when a fire touched off a stockpile of 2,750 tonnes of highly explosive ammonium nitrate, according to reports. The Ministry of External Affairs had said last week that India has sought from the Lebanese government an assessment of damage caused by the blast, based on which it will decide on the nature of assistance it will extend to the West Asian country.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Post-COVID-19 Nigeria needs a robust Health Management Information System to handle high disease burden

Nigeria is among a few countries that conceptualised a health management information system HMIS in the early 90s but implementation has been a challenge till date. Besides COVID-19, the country has a huge burden of communicable and non-com...

Morocco COVID-19 response: A fragile health system and the deteriorating situation

Learning from its European neighbors, Morocco imposed drastic measures from the initial stages of the COVID-19 outbreak to try to contain its spread. The strategy worked for a few months but the cases have surged after mid-June. In this sit...

COVID-19: Argentina’s health system inefficiencies exaggerate flaws of health information system

You can recover from a drop in the GDP, but you cant recover from death, was the straightforward mindset of Argentinas President Alberto Fernndez and defined the countrys response to COVID-19. The South American nation imposed a strict...

Rwanda’s COVID-19 response commendable but health information system needs improvement

Rwanda is consistently working to improve its health information system from many years. However, it is primarily dependent on the collection and reporting of health data on a monthly basis. Besides, evaluation studies on Rwandas HIS publis...

Videos

Latest News

2 elephants, leopardess found dead in districts

Two elephants and a leopardess were found dead in the districts of Coimbatore and Nilgiris, forest sources said on Friday. One of the elephants that had been roaming with injuries for the last six months was found dead in Nellithurai forest...

Soccer-Aguero and Laporte to miss Man City's league opener against Wolves

Manchester Citys first-choice striker Sergio Aguero and defender Aymeric Laporte will miss Mondays Premier League clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers, manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday. Aguero, Citys record goalscorer, missed the end o...

Political heat rises over farm bills, but BJP confident of passage in RS

Political heat may be rising over three farm sector bills amid strident protests by the Opposition and revolt by the BJPs oldest ally Shiromani Akali Dal, but the ruling party is confident that numbers are stacked in its favour in Rajya Sab...

Turkey upset by Sarraj's plan to step down in Libya -Erdogan

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey was upset that Libyas internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, an ally, wants to quit next month and Ankara may hold talks with his government on the issue in the coming week....

Give Feedback