Germany, Lebanon, after the devastating explosion disaster in Beirut, tens of millions of euros for emergency aid. The Federal foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) announced on Sunday before the start of the international donors ' conference for the country in crisis.
"The people in Beirut are in need of our help and they need hope," said Maas. "Today's meeting of the main partners and supporters of Lebanon is an important Signal – first and foremost, for those who are directly affected by the disaster."
Lebanon needs reform
Maas reforms in Lebanon called for. The country has already stood before the disaster "in front of overwhelming challenges". "Without much needed reforms, there can be no sustainable change or stability." The Lebanese people demand, rightly, that "individual interests and old lines of conflict" would be overcome and this will Probably put the entire population forward.
The disaster could be the occasion for a new beginning, said Maas. "Only if the government live up to its responsibility, transparency, and the causes of the Explosion its security act, the population again trust."
On Tuesday had rocked Beirut two huge explosions in the Lebanese capital. According to the authorities, more than 150 people were killed and more than 6,000 others injured.
In the case of France and the UN organised a video conference for donations for the emergency humanitarian assistance to the former civil war country are collected. Because, among other things, President Donald Trump, President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the EU Commissioner for humanitarian aid, Janez Lenarcic will be in attendance, alongside the President of France, Emmanuel Macron.Updated Date: 09 August 2020, 00:19