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Lebanon: Explosions

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 48232, tabled on 13 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent support the Government has provided to Lebanon in response to the Beirut port explosion in 2020.

Answered on

21 September 2021

In the aftermath of the Beirut port explosion in August 2020, we were one of the biggest donors to the response, providing a £27 million package of assistance to support the most vulnerable people in Lebanon.  A British team of medics specialising in trauma, emergency nursing and rehabilitation flew out to Beirut days after the explosion, and we also provided medical equipment for Lebanese hospitals and clinics. 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.