@theproudbrit | @selim_el_khoury Home Latest News Lebanon News The United Kingdom has pledged a package of emergency support to Lebanon, after the Beirut explosion that rendered the once Paris of the Middle East into a wasteland. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced that the UK will provide £5 million (roughly $6.6 million) to Lebanon and that it is ready to send medical experts and humanitarian aid. “We have offered immediate direst support, including search and rescue, emergency medical assistance, and up to £5M in humanitarian aid,” said Raab. In addition, the UK is sending a Royal Navy ship, along with search and rescue experts, and trained dogs to help locate survivors of the explosion. A glimpse of Lebanon's dire situation:-The currency has lost 90% of it’s value since September-85% of people have reduced the meals they eat as prices have tripled-88% of people can't access hygiene kits needed to prevent Covid-COVID-19 cases have tripled in the last month— Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) August 6, 2020 Dozens of people are still missing since the blast that killed at least 130 people and left thousands hurt and hundreds of thousands homeless. Lebanon was also facing several crises at the time of the blast – all of which could have been unarguably avoidable. The961 Foundation is raising funds for the Lebanese Red Cross to help them in their response to this tragic incident. To donate, click here.