October 20, 2020

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Austrian federal government reveals more help for Lebanon

The almost one million euros currently revealed will certainly be directed with the International Board of the Red Cross ( ICRC )through the Austrian Growth Firm (ADA) to 6 health centers in Lebanon(consisting of Saint George Health center, the American College of Beirut Medical Facility, Geitaou Healthcare Facility), for the repair of water products and also assistance in the clinical

industry, consisting of medications and also Covid-19 products. The calamity in Lebanon has actually triggered dreadful suffering amongst the populace. We see it as our duty to give quick, targeted help. This is why we have actually chosen to make a more 900,000 euros offered in emergency situation help via the Austrian Advancement Company. Furthermore, better targeted help is intended

, claimed Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

The total amount of 1.9 million euros in emergency situation help will certainly be made use of by the International Federation of Red Cross as well as Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Board of the Red Cross ( ICRC )and also skilled Austrian help organisations that have actually currently started to offer help in your area and also to look after as well as suit the hundreds of homeless and also hurt individuals in Beirut,

along with to supply them with treatment. This ought to not be the only help given by the Austrian Federal government, revealed Foreign Preacher Alexander Schallenberg: An additional 2 million euros from the Foreign Calamity Fund for Lebanon as well as Jordan are intended, to make it possible for continuous tasks by Austrian NGOs entailing the treatment of evacuees in the 2 nations to be prolonged. We will certainly currently be collaborating this and also placing it in position as promptly as feasible.

Recently Austria has actually invested a total amount of greater than 150 million euros on help in the area, 10 million euros for Lebanon alone.

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