Tunisia And Algeria Sending 6 Planes Filled With Aid To Lebanon

Tunisia And Algeria Sending 6 Planes Filled With Aid To Lebanon
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During this time of crisis, countries across the world are showing their support by sending aid to alleviate the catastrophic effects that the Beirut explosion has had on Lebanon.

One of the less distant countries, Algeria, said that it would be urgently sending 4 planes loaded with teams of doctors, surgeons, and civil defense members.

Following the devastating August 4th explosion, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune extended his condolences to his Lebanese counterpart, President Michel Aoun, before ordering that aid be immediately sent to Lebanon.

In addition to manpower, the North African country will provide 200 tons of medical, pharmaceutical, and food supplies, as well as tents and blankets.

Furthermore, an Algerian cargo ship will be transporting building material to help with rebuilding the Port of Beirut.

In a similar endeavor, Tunisia sent Thursday two military airplanes, carrying 35 tons of urgent humanitarian and medical aid, and a medical team, to the Lebanese capital.

Not only did Tunisian authorities send the afflicted country condolences and aid, but also offered to transport and treat its wounded citizens at Tunisian hospitals to reduce the burden on the overwhelmed hospitals of Lebanon.

However, Minister of Defense Zeina Akar turned down this offer, which was made by her Tunisian counterpart, Minister Imad Al-Hazqi, thanking him for the kind gesture.

This followed an urgent meeting held on Wednesday by Tunisian President Kais Saied alongside several of his country’s officials to discuss Tunisia’s response to the Beirut explosion.

These two North African nations’ response to Lebanon’s tragedy accompanies that of numerous countries around the world, which have been quick to support the Lebanese people with disaster relief and other forms of aid.