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Factbox: Countries rally round Lebanon after Beirut blast

(Reuters) – Countries and international organisations have lined up to help Lebanon after a massive warehouse explosion sent a blast wave across Beirut, killing at least 145 people and injuring nearly 5,000. Bahraini officials load medical aid and ground-support equipment into a plane as they head to Beirut to provide support following Tuesday’s blast, at Isa Air Base in Ras Al Bur, Bahrain, August 7, 2020. REUTERS/Hamad I MohammedBelow are details of some of the international assistance offered. BANGLADESH – Emergency food, medical supplies and a medical team. BRITAIN – A 5 million pound ($6.6 million) aid package including search and rescue help and expert medical support. The Royal Navy’s HMS ENTERPRISE will help asses damage at Beirut port. CYPRUS – Two helicopters, 10 rescuers and eight rescue dogs. The Cypriot foreign minister said Nicosia had chartered a plane to deliver medical supplies and repatriate any Cypriots who wanted to leave Beirut. About 50 have already accepted the offer. CZECH REPUBLIC – A team of 36 people. DENMARK – An aid package worth 12 million Danish crowns ($1.91 million) to go to relief work, including hospitals in need of medical equipment as well as securing food, water and shelter. EGYPT – Two planes with medical supplies. FR
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