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Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, and Honorary President of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has donated Dhs10 million to support their relief programmes for all those affected by the Beirut port explosion, reinforcing the ERC’s efforts to mitigate the effects of this disaster.
Lebanon’s diaspora, estimated at nearly three times the size of the country’s population of five million, has stepped up to provide assistance following the massive explosion that laid waste to the capital Beirut.
Survivors and volunteers were still sweeping rubble-strewn streets a week after a large depot of industrial chemicals blew up in an explosion so powerful it was dubbed "Beirutshima" on social media.
"I hope whoever hears my words will support, even if it is with the word. We need to feel that we can heal each other’s wounds, support each other. I wish all of you success until we meet at the celebration that will mark Lebanon’s freedom. That day will come. "
Those who can move or walk normally, who have all their limbs intact, do not know how blessed they are. Only those who are physically challenged or differently-abled know the anguish, the pain, the discomfort they feel every time they try to make a move.
With president-elect Joseph Biden so well versed and well traveled in Latin America, optimism about the future course of US relations with its southern neighbours is running high. But in diplomacy as in finance, past performance is no guarantee of future results.
It’s a disgrace. The drama series called The Crown isn’t accurate, so Conservative MPs and the Daily Mail insist there should be a warning, from a historian, before each episode, telling us this isn’t accurate. Because when anyone mentions the royals, they must be accurate.