Brazil Will Offer Lebanon Actual Support & ‘More Than Just A Gesture’

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On Wednesday, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro announced that Brazil is ready to extend help to Lebanon after the huge explosion at the Beirut port destroyed part of the city. 

“Brazil is going to do more than a gesture,” he said, “something concrete, to assist, in part, those tens of thousands of people who are in a very tough situation.”

With the population of Lebanese in Brazil even higher than the number of citizens in Lebanon, and probably in any other country, Brazil and Lebanon have very strong ties. 

According to Reuters, the Brazilian government is in contact with Lebanese community representatives in São Paulo to coordinate the type of aid it will send to Beirut via military aircraft. 

The global response to Lebanon’s crisis as well as the reaction and resilience of the Lebanese people is hopeful and positive. Beirut will get through this.

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