To help stem the spread of COVID-19 in prisons and detainment centers, the United States is donating personal protective equipment to the Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF).
Donated in response to the request of Lebanon’s caretaker Interior Ministry, the first of several shipments have arrived.
It included face masks, gloves, protective suits, hand sanitizers, electricity sanitizing sprayers, and more disinfecting equipment, according to a statement issued by the U.S. Embassy in Beirut.
“This donation aims to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among inmates and detainees of prisons and other holding facilities, as well as ISF correctional staff,” the embassy indicated.
Through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), the U.S. government has already donated more than $400,000 worth of PPE to the ISF.
The donations are part of nearly $55 million in funds allocated by the U.S. to help Lebanon respond to the global health crisis.
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