Families to be given USD 300 monthly

Updated: 20 September, 2020 07:45 IST | Agencies | Beirut

Two explosions rocked the port destroying a big part of the capital city. It killed around 190 people and wounding at least 6,000 others

George Kettaneh. Pic/redcross.org
George Kettaneh. Pic/redcross.org

The Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) announced on Saturday that it will provide USD 300 for seven months for 10,000 families affected by August 4 Port of Beirut explosions.

"We will also make assessments about the families that are very much in need for this amount after the first month," Xinhua news agency quoted George Kettaneh, secretary general of the LRC, as saying.

Kettaneh said that LRC will cooperate with other associations and the Lebanese army to make sure that support is distributed fairly among all families, while it will continue to provide medicines for chronic diseases.

Two explosions rocked the port destroying a big part of the capital city. It killed around 190 people and wounding at least 6,000 others.

The explosions, caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate detonating at a warehouse in the port, also led to at least 300,000 people being homeless, while plunging more into poverty.

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First Published: 20 September, 2020 07:34 IST

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