Lebanon lauds Qatar for rushing medical aid after Beirut blast

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Lebanon lauds Qatar for rushing medical aid after Beirut blast

Lebanon has praised Qatar for sending two field hospitals and urgent medical relief in the immediate aftermath of Beirut blast to help treat victims.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of the Republic of Lebanon Charbel Wahba praised the medical aid and supplies that Qatar sent to his country.

In a statement, the Lebanese FM lauded the Arab and international support and solidarity with his country expressing thanks to the countries that offer any humanitarian relief to the country.

Charbel Wahba pointed out that the Lebanese officials received many phone calls from all over the world, expressing solidarity with Beirut after the explosion.


Following the directives of His Highness The Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, urgent Qatari medical aid arrived in Beirut on Wednesday as Qatari Amiri Air Force aircraft landed at the Rafic Hariri International Airport carrying urgent medical aid and two fully-equipped 500-bed field hospitals to treat the injured by the explosion.

Also, a fully-equipped team from the Qatari Search and Rescue Team of the Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya) headed to Beirut on Wednesday to participate in the search and rescue operations.

The Beirut Port blast killed at least 137 people and injured about 5,000 others, according to tentaive estimates. Dozens are still missing.