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Lebanon aid to go to medical authorities: USAID

AP , Sunday 9 Aug 2020
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A wounded man waits to received help outside a hospital following an explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4, 2020. Photo: AFP

A top USAID official says $15 million in American assistance in response to the port explosion in Beirut will not be under the control of the government there but is intended to go directly to those who need it most.

Speaking ahead of his departure for Beirut, John Barsa said Sunday that assistance would be directed to medical authorities at the American University of Beirut and the American Lebanese University.

The U.S. is providing money to the World Food Program for emergency meals for about 300,000 people affected by the explosion at the Beirut port in addition to emergency medical kits, U.S. officials said.


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