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Scottish Government support for Beirut

Friday September 18th, 2020

£300,000 to aid those affected by explosion.Scottish Flag

Three charities helping the people of Beirut recover from a disastrous explosion are to be supported by £300,000 from the Scottish Government.

The explosion in the port area of the city on 4 August killed more than 200 people, injured thousands, and left up to 300,000 people homeless.

The British Red Cross, Christian Aid and Tearfund will each receive £100,000 through the Humanitarian Emergency Fund (HEF) to run projects in the city.

The charities and local partners will provide funds to those still affected by the disaster so they can access food and security, shelter and repair to housing, medical supplies and treatment.

The funding will also support community based organisations who have taken on a range of key responsibilities to deliver vital services since the explosion – but are themselves now in urgent need of support to continue.

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