Switzerland helps Beirut after explosion

By August 18, 2020 No Comments
Switzerland helps beirut

Switzerland helps Beirut with Six doctors experts sent to Lebanon to help with the aftermath of the massive dockside explosion. Switzerland has also donated CHF5 million ($5.5 million) and previously sent 20 aid workers to the Middle East country.

The latest team of specialists are accompanied by 1.5 tons of medical equipment, in the areas of surgery, paediatrics and obstetrics. The huge blast on August 4 tore down buildings in a wide radius, killing more than 200 people, injuring thousands and leaving some 300,000 homeless.

In a statement on Friday, the government said experts from the Swiss Corps for Humanitarian Aid had completed checks on 80 buildings in Beirut and were working on repairing two hospitals. It is hoped that one hospital would be functional in the next few days.

The Swiss team will also work on six schools to get them up and running by mid-September. Around 120 schools in the city were damaged by the explosion.

Read more at swissinfo.ch

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