Qatar Airways has launched a relief drive to provide
essential aid in Beirut in the wake of a devastating explosion there that
killed at least 160 people and wounded about 6000 others.
The airline informed that it has partnered with Qatar Charity (QC), Monoprix Qatar, and Talabat to deliver essential supplies free of charge from Doha to Beirut by Qatar Airways.
According to officials, Qatar airways will collect essential
supplies related to hygiene, housing, nutrition, medicines and rehabilitation.
Earlier, on August 9, Qatar Airways had carried over 45 tonnes of essential
supplies, donated by its employees, from Doha to Beirut under the guidance of
Qatar Airways Group chief executive HE Akbar al- Baker.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Lebanon
during this tragedy. In such difficult times, it has been touching to see so
many of our employees at Qatar Airways offering their support to the people of Lebanon
through donations,” said HE al- Baker.
“We are delighted to extend our aid programme to members of
the public in Qatar. Today’s freighter is one of three that we will fly to
Beirut,” he added.
The explosion in Lebanon’s port city of Beirut on August 4 killed at least 160 people and injured about 6,000 others. Buildings were damaged for miles around the city after 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive chemical used in fertilisers, stored at the facility for six years, reportedly caused the explosion.
By: Nawal Mukadam