An Egyptian plane carrying aid to help the local response to the Akkar Explosion arrived at Beirut-Rafik Hariri International Airport on Monday morning.
In addition to around 1.5 tonnes of medical supplies, the plane brought a medical team that has volunteered to help and support the wounded.
Hussein Mdeihly, Adviser to Lebanese caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hasan, received the shipment at the Beirut Airport alongside other Lebanese officials and representatives, in the presence of Egyptian Chargé d’Affaires in Lebanon Shereen Shahawi.
Notably, the Egyptian doctors appeared to be very emotional when they arrived in Beirut, according to the National News Agency.
In a speech, the doctors affirmed that the Lebanese are their brothers and sisters, stressing that it is their duty to stand alongside them.
They said that they would check up on the conditions of the victims who have been hospitalized, tour medical facilities to evaluate the situation, and provide whatever help they are capable of.
“The Egyptian Health Ministry’s instructions are clear in this regard: to provide everything possible to help the wounded, even if it takes leaving and returning or the arrival of another medical team,” the team said.
This comes a day after a deadly explosion in Akkar, northern Lebanon, killed 28 people and injured dozens more as the Lebanese healthcare sector crumbles under an unprecedented crisis.