Wednesday, May 29

United Nations Pledge Long-Term Support for Lebanon

The United Nations has pledged long-term support to Lebanon after Tuesday’s devastating explosion in the capital, Beirut. UN Secretary-General António Guterres said this on Monday.

 

In addition to medical support, the UN will help the country by making wheat flour and grains available to bakers.

Guterres simultaneously called for political reform in Lebanon, where the population has been protesting for months against what they perceive as a corrupt and paralyzed government.

“At this time of grief and ongoing frustration, the Lebanese people’s anger is palpable. Their voices need to be heard,” said Guterres.

On Sunday, participants in a virtual donor conference made a total of more than 200 million euros available for the reconstruction of Beirut.

The European Union has already pledged 63 million euros up to the conference.

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