The inflow of aid after the August 4 explosion continues, the latest shipment of which arrived at the Port of Beirut this week, carrying wheat and other supplies.
On Wednesday, the Lebanese Army announced that a Turkish cargo ship had docked at Beirut Port on Monday, September 14th, delivering 340 tons of wheat to Lebanon.
Since the explosion, wheat has been a predominant item in the donations coming in from around the world, due to the fact that the blast destroyed Lebanon’s only wheat silo in Beirut.
Turkey had previously shipped aid to Lebanon and sent a search and rescue team in August following the Beirut Port blast that decimated the Lebanese capital.
On that note, Turkish celebrity chef Nusret Gökçe (nicknamed Salt Bae), recently responded to the disaster by starting a fundraiser on his Instagram account to help the Lebanese people pull through the crisis.
“We are donating our record revenue for Beirut,” he announced on Instagram. “I Love You Lebanon, we are one family forever.”
Lebanon continues to receive support from foreign countries, most recently this week were shipments from both Poland and Greece, containing tons of foodstuffs and other humanitarian relief items.