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World Health Organization Is Sending Lebanon Medical Aid To Help 250 Burn Cases & 3,000 Patients

World Health Organization Is Sending Lebanon Medical Aid To Help 250 Burn Cases & 3000 Patients
Anadolu Agency

The World Health Organization (WHO) will send medical aid to support victims of the Akkar Explosion in Lebanon, Iman Shankiti, WHO Representative in Lebanon, has announced.

The medicines and medical supplies will be flown to Lebanon from WHO’s warehouse in Dubai in 48-72 hours, Shankiti said in a tweet on Sunday.

The shipment, which will be distributed to hospitals receiving casualties from the deadly explosion, aims at supporting 250 burn cases and 3,000 patients.

“WHO stands by for any possible support on this sad event to save lives and support adequate medical care in this time of uncertainty,” the representative wrote.

On Monday morning, Shankiti visited Tripoli’s Al-Salam Hospital to check on the condition of the blast victims hospitalized there.

“During my visit to Salam hospital in Tripoli, it broke my heart to see the 16 victims of the #Akkar explosion. Words cannot express my sadness at such a tragedy,” she wrote in a new tweet.

Earlier on Monday, an Egyptian plane landed at the Beirut Airport, carrying 1.5 tonnes of medical supplies and a volunteer medical team to help treat those wounded during the Sunday explosion.

This comes a day after Jordan announced that it would send Lebanon medical aid to assist the response to the tragedy.


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World Health Organization Is Sending Lebanon Medical Aid To Help 250 Burn Cases & 3,000 Patients

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