During the international donors’ conference in Paris, the Emir of Qatar expressed its role in helping Lebanon overcome this tragedy.
Qatar was quick to respond to Beirut’s disaster with emergency aid by providing urgent medical support to Lebanon in order to help ease the pressure off overpacked hospitals.
Only a day after the explosion, Qatar sent four planes carrying field hospitals, medical aid, and generators to Beirut.
“Lebanon cannot overcome this painful circumstance on its own.”
The friendly-country has already supported Lebanon with up to $50 million in aid. In the coming days, it will announce its contribution to the reconstruction of Beirut, according to Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
The global response has been massive. Over a dozen countries around the world have sent urgent support in medical aid, search and rescue teams, and more.
An emergency donor conference in the EU for Lebanon has been able to raise roughly $298 million for humanitarian relief.
The sum will be “directly channeled to the people, to NGOs, to the teams in the field who need it, without any possible opacity or diversion,” according to the official statement.