Malta is supporting the Lebanese Republic with a financial contribution of €50,000 from its official development assistance budget following the devastating explosion in Beirut on 4 August 2020. The explosion reportedly killed at least one hundred, leaving more than 4,000 injured, and caused considerable damage to the city’s infrastructure.
The emergency response from the Maltese Government is an expression of full solidarity with the government and the people of Lebanon, contributing to the hope that the global humanitarian assistance will help the country to overcome the destructive aftermath in the shortest time possible.
Malta remains engaged as a proactive player in the global humanitarian scene. This commitment can be witnessed by the regular and timely financial contributions in direct response to new crises, such as last November’s earthquake in Albania and the various contributions in aid of various UN appeals amid the COVID-19 pandemic to assist the most affected.
In this spirit, an urgent appeal is being made for the international community to heed the call by the Lebanese Government for assistance without undue delay.