According to the press release issued by the Elysee Palace of France on August 9, at the high-level video coordination meeting on emergency assistance to Lebanon held on the same day, all participants promised to provide 252.7 million euro emergency assistance to Lebanon in the short term.
the high level video Coordination Committee for emergency assistance to Lebanon was jointly organized by the United Nations and France, and more than 30 heads of state and government or representatives from the United Nations, France, the United States, China, Russia, Spain, Italy, Egypt, Qatar, as well as the International Monetary Fund, the world bank, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent society, the European Union and other countries and international organizations Table and person in charge attended the meeting.
according to the French news bulletin, the participants demanded that emergency assistance be distributed directly to local people and called for a “transparent” investigation into the cause of the explosion.
French President Marcon said at the opening ceremony of the conference that the urgent task at present is to provide emergency medical and food aid to the people of Lebanon, consolidate damaged buildings and restore schools. He also called on the government of Lebanon to carry out political reform as soon as possible.
the capital of Lebanon, Beirut, was hit by two violent explosions on April 4, killing 158 people, injuring 6000 people, leaving dozens of people missing and hundreds of thousands homeless. (head station reporter Jia Yanning)