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Friday, August 14, 2020

UN agencies continue support works in Lebanon



United Nations, Aug. 14 - Different UN agencies today continue their outreach efforts in Lebanon, especially in the distribution of drugs and basic supplies , said the spokesman for the UN Secretary General, Stephane Dujarric.

Following last week's explosions in the Beirut port, the United Nations Refugee Agency provides medicines and health services in mobile health clinics, the spokesperson said.

Hundreds of people have already received first aid services and psychosocial support, and a helpline is established to respond in a timely manner to requests for assistance, Dujarric said.

The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), for its part, facilitates the logistics and distribution of 10,000 tetanus vaccines, and emergency kits and medicines to primary health care centers.

It also provides about 5,000 feminine hygiene kits to women and girls affected by the blasts.

UNICEF provides minors and their caregivers with food and water, along with clothing and hygiene products.

In addition, a shipment from the World Food Program with 17,500 metric tons of wheat flour is expected to arrive on August 20. (Text and photo: PL)