A third European Union Humanitarian Air Bridge flight, one of the largest of its kind, is landing in Beirut on Saturday 12 September 2020 at 17h30. Janez Lenarcic, EU Commissioner for Crisis Management, will be joining the flight from Munich to Beirut.
The plane’s cargo consists of essential aid, including ambulances, personal protective equipment, medicines and telecommunication equipment. The transportation cost of the Humanitarian Air Bridge is fully covered by the European Union. The cargo of this flight was donated by the Portuguese Cooperation agency (Camões) and the German NGO Orienthelfer.
The supplies will help vulnerable people with humanitarian needs following the explosion at the Beirut port and the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the third Humanitarian Air Bridge organised by the European Union, following two earlier flights on 13 and 31 August 2020.
A ceremony will be held at the airport on Saturday evening to hand over the supplies. It will be covered by Tele Liban and the National News Agency who will provide rushes and photos to interested media outlets.
Commissioner Lenarcic will also meet with Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib during his stay in Lebanon.
Source: National News Agency