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Lebanese Red Cross to provide 300 USD monthly for 10,000 families affected by Beirut's explosions

Lebanese Red Cross to provide 300 USD monthly for 10,000 families affected by Beirut's explosions

Sep 19, 2020

Beirut (Lebanon), September 19: The Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) announced it will provide 300 U.S. dollars monthly for seven months for 10,000 families strongly affected by Beirut's explosions, Elnashra website reported on Saturday.
"We will also make assessments about the families that are very much in need for this amount after the first month," said George Kettaneh, secretary general of the LRC.
Kettaneh said that LRC will cooperate with other associations and the Lebanese army to make sure that support is distributed fairly among all families, while it will continue to provide medicines for chronic diseases.
Two explosions rocked Beirut's port on Aug. 4, destroying a big part of the city, killing around 190 people and wounding at least 6,000 others.
The explosions led to the homelessness of at least 300,000 people while plunging more into poverty.
Source: Xinhua News Agency