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Germany sending 10 million euros to Lebanon

AP , Sunday 9 Aug 2020
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas also. Photo: AFP
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says his country will provide an additional 10 million euros in emergency aid to Lebanon following the explosion that killed more than 150 people and injured thousands more.

In a statement Sunday, Maas said that ``even after the worst of the rubble is removed there will remain a lot to do'' because even before the disaster Lebanon faced ``overwhelming challenges.''

Maas said that ``without urgently needed reforms there can be neither sustainable change nor stability.''

Berlin is the second biggest bilateral donor to Lebanon, according to the German Foreign Ministry. Since 2012, Germany has provided more than 1.2 billion euros in development aid to the country, as well as 634 million euros for humanitarian work.

 

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