Egypt Independent

Egypt dispatches 4th military airplane loaded with aid to Lebanon



Egypt on Wednesday dispatched a fourth military airplane loaded with humanitarian aid to Lebanon, in accordance with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s directives to provide Lebanon with assistance in dealing with the aftermath of the Beirut Port explosion that occurred on August 4.

The airplane carried 14 tons of food for the Lebanese people.

Last week, Egypt launched a relief program to support Lebanon’s recovery from the catastrophic explosion at the Beirut port. The aid extends over four phases, covering all aspects of required relief.

Egypt’s ambassador to Lebanon Yasser Elwi said that Egypt’s aid includes medicines, medical supplies, specialized medical teams, food, and materials for the reconstruction effort.

A massive warehouse explosion in the port of Beirut on Tuesday killed at least 200 people and injured over 4,000.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm