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 is to hold parliamentary consultations on the choice of a new prime minister Monday, three weeks after the government resigned over a deadly Beirut blast,
Last week’s horrific blast in Beirut has brought into sharp focus the need for the international community to step up and help Lebanon and its people at their time of crisis.
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. "
The UAE has dispatched more aid to Lebanon to help emergency relief efforts in Beirut. The move follows the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
‘It's not easy at all, but I had to finally leave. I feel I've betrayed the city I love to death, but there is nothing left for me there except depression,’ Hammoud said after arriving in the Gulf emirate.
It was not immediately clear if Parliament had technically extended the government decision on the state of emergency for 15 days or simply imposed it to take effect starting from Thursday, said rights lawyer Nizar Saghieh.