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Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) Supports the Lebanese Red Cross
In the context of providing assistance following the blast that shook Beirut port on the 4th of August 2020, Emirati Ambassador Dr. Hamad Al Shamsi and Deputy Secretary-General of ERC Deputy Secretary-General for Development and International Cooperation, Sheikh Fahad Abdulrahman bin Sultan, accompanied by a delegation, visited the Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) headquarters in Spears, where they were welcomed by the President of the LRC, Dr. Antoine Zoghbi, the Secretary General, Mr. Georges Kettaneh, and a number of officials. Mr. Kettaneh presented a map of the area in which the blast occurred and the resulting damages. The Director of Operations Mr. Abdullah Zogheib also presented the services of the LRC which are currently provided during this period, in addition to showing videos from the Gemmayze Center during the blast.
Dr. Al-Zoghbi praised the role of UAE, which was and still supportive to LRC and Lebanon. Both Al Shamsi and Sheikh Sultan praised the great efforts of the LRC during this difficult period, and said that UAE and the ERC will always be standing alongside with the LRC and the Lebanese people.
This visit came after the arrival of the ERC delegation to Beirut airport on Thursday, August 13th on a plane loaded with aid part of which is allocated to the LRC , in addition to aid received earlier that included medicines, medical supplies and food from as part of supporting efforts to alleviate human suffering.

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