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Britain pledges 20 mln pounds in Lebanon aid

AP , Sunday 9 Aug 2020
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In this file photo dated Monday, April 27, 2020, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a statement on his first day back at work in Downing Street, London, after recovering from a bout with the coronavirus (Photo: AP)
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Britain has pledged 20 million pounds ($26 million) to help feed people in Lebanon after last week's massive explosion in Beirut.

The U.K. government announced the aid during a virtual international donor conference for the country on Sunday.

It says the money will go to the World Food Program to provide food and medicine for the most vulnerable.

Britain has previously pledged 5 million pounds to Lebanon and is sending specialist medics and a Royal Navy survey ship to Beirut. The ship will help assess damage from the blast fueled by thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate, which leveled Beirut's port and devastated much of the city.

 

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