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Greek Navy ship “Ikaria” delivered today over 180 tons of humanitarian assistance at the port of Beirut

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Following the deadly explosion that struck the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020 and its catastrophic consequences in human losses, thousands of injuries and incalculable material and environmental damage, Greece has been one of the first countries to express its active solidarity to the Lebanese people.

The Hellenic Republic responded immediately to the call for assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of the Lebanese Republic, by offering selected items of humanitarian aid. Today the Greek Navy ship “Ikaria”, on its second trip to Beirut after the explosion, is delivering further significant quantities of food, medicine, medical equipment and construction materials, totaling over 145 tons (372 pallets, total weight:145.469,74 kg).

The above-mentioned provisions were collected as a result of cooperation between the Government of the Hellenic Republic and the private sector in Greece, in solidarity with the Lebanese people. This unprecedented mobilization proves one more time the strong bonds that tie the two countries and peoples.

The Greek Lebanese Cultural Union contributed significantly to the collection, storage and transport of an additional 51 pallets and 41.000 kg of material.

In total, over 180 tons of humanitarian assistance are being delivered today at the port of Beirut.

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