Greek Navy ship ‘Ikaria’ delivers 180 tons of humanitarian supplies to Beirut

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Following the deadly explosion that struck the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020 and its catastrophic consequences in human losses, the Hellenic Republic responded immediately to supply humanitarian aid.

Greece was one of the first countries to express its active solidarity to the Lebanese people after were injured from the Beirut blast.

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Greece sent out an EMAK unit within 24 hours of the Beirut blast, with the purpose of locating any survivors and missing people that had disappeared.

The Greek Navy ship ‘Ikaria’, on its second trip to Beirut after the explosion, will be delivering significant quantities of food, medicine, medical equipment and construction materials, totalling over 145 tons.

“The provisions were a result of collective cooperation between the Hellenic Republic and the private sector in Greece, in solidarity with the Lebanese people,” the Hellenic Republic of Greece in Lebanon said in a statement.

“This unprecedented mobilization proves one more time the strong bonds that tie the two countries and peoples.”

The Greek Lebanese Cultural Union also contributed additional storage and transport of 51 pallets and 41.000 kg of material.

In total, over 180 tons of humanitarian assistance will be delivered at the port of Beirut.

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