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Lebanon: Development Aid

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL11302, tabled on 9 December 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they have given to the government of Lebanon following the explosion in Beirut on 4 August.

Answered on

23 December 2020

The UK remains committed to supporting the Lebanese people deal with the tragic explosion in Beirut Port. The UK was one of the biggest donors to the crisis. We have now spent over £27 million in our response package which is helping support the most vulnerable people in Lebanon to meet their immediate survival needs. A British team of medics specialising in trauma, emergency nursing and rehabilitation flew out on 7 August, and we also provided medical equipment for Lebanese hospitals and clinics. In addition, the UK gave medical, strategic air transport, engineering and communications support to the Lebanese Armed Forces as they responded to the explosion and its aftermath, and the Royal Navy ship HMS Enterprise was deployed to survey the damage to the Port.