In a humanitarian gesture, India has sent 58 tonnes of emergency humanitarian aid to Lebanon in an air force plane to assist the people affected by the explosions in Beirut on August 4. The government has sent a separate consignment of personal protective equipment, including surgical gloves and surgical gowns.
Details of the Aid to Lebanon
India has sent the humanitarian aid to Lebanon to help it tide over the present crisis which has coincided with the COVID 19 pandemic in the country along with the entire world. The aid was dispatched in a C-17 heavy-lift aircraft of the Indian Air Force in response to an assessment of requirements by the Lebanese authorities. The aid includes emergency medical supplies, wheat flour, sugar, pulses and relief materials such as blankets, dignity kits and sleeping mats, which are in demand because a lot of people have been rendered homeless.