The United States has pledged over $17 million in initial disaster aid for Lebanon, following Tuesday's Beirut port explosion, the US embassy said on Friday.
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It said in a statement that the aid included food assistance, medical supplies and financial assistance for the Lebanese Red Cross.
“Announcements of additional aid and assistance are forthcoming,” it added.
أعلنت الولايات المتحدة عن مساعدات طارئة بقيمة 17 مليون دولار لمساعدة لبنان على تخطي المأساة المروعة.— U.S. Embassy Beirut (@usembassybeirut) August 7, 2020
The U.S. has already pledged $17 million in emergency aid to assist Lebanon in responding to the horrific tragedy on August 4.#InThisTogether @USAFCENT @CENTCOM @LebarmyOfficial pic.twitter.com/Avrytvgbgk