Beirut reeks with the smell of death and destruction after the blast took with it over 150 lives and hundreds of thousands of homes and caused many wounded and many to go missing. It left Beirut in ruins.
In response to the terrible tragedy that has wrecked Beirut and thrown surviving residents into despair, the United States has pledged its support for Lebanon.
The United States has allocated over $17 million in” initial disaster aid” for Beirut and will provide financial support to the Lebanese Red Cross, announced the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon.
The U.S. has already sent to Beirut three C-17 U.S. military transport planes that brought meals ready to eat, water, and medical kits for the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) to distribute.
In days to come, the American Embassy expects more assistance.
“The United States continues to stand with the people of Lebanon, especially now, as you respond to the horrific explosion of August 4th and all of the massive destruction it brought,” U.S. Ambassador Dorothy Shea said on August 6th.
“I am proud to report that the United States has already pledged over $15 million in emergency aid that will be arriving over the coming days, and we expect additional assistance announcements in the very near future.”