As part of the immediate humanitarian response to the Beirut Port explosion, a Qatar Amiri Air Force aircraft arrived in Lebanon Friday with aid cargo from Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in solidarity with Lebanon under the 'Lebanon in Our Hearts' campaign, QRCS announced.
QRCS leaders present during the departure of the aircraft from Qatar included secretary general Ali bin Hassan al-Hammadi, chief executive director and Relief and International Development acting director engineer Ibrahim Abdullah al-Maliki, and International Relations and International Humanitarian Law head Dr Fawzi Oussedik.
As the aircraft arrived in Beirut, it was received by the staff of QRCS’s representation mission in Lebanon, in co-operation with the Lebanese Red Cross. They coordinated with the embassy of Qatar in Lebanon to facilitate the entry and handover of the cargo.
Consisting of tons of relief and medical aid, the cargo is the first of successive batches of aid to be sent under 'Lebanon in Our Hearts' humanitarian campaign launched by QRCS to provide healthcare, shelter, and food aid to alleviate the impact of the disaster on the affected vulnerable people and support the efforts of the Lebanese Red Cross.
Together with the host National Society, QRCS’s mission is providing food and other urgent aid for the affected families, in order to help them to withstand the current ordeal.
Qatar team begin assembling field hospitals
A technical team from Qatar has begun work on assembling the two field hospitals sent by the state help Lebanese authorities treat the people wounded and affected by the Beirut Port explosion.
The team that arrived in Beirut on Thursday evening on board a Qatari Emiri Air Force plane, began assembling the first hospital inside the Al-Roum Hospital. The second hospital would be assembled in the vicinity of the Jeitaoui Hospital.
The Lebanese side will manage the two field hospitals after the end of the tasks of the Qatari medical team, which will oversee the start-up.