Rabat (UNA-OIC) – Morocco’s Embassy in Lebanon announced that King Mohammed VI ordered the government to send eight flights with medical and humanitarian aid to Lebanon to express solidarity with the Lebanese people after the Beirut explosion.
The embassy said that starting from Thursday, the Morocco will send eight flights carrying humanitarian aid to Lebanon, Morocco World News (MWN) reported, adding that a military medical team from the Kingdom will also fly to Beirut to set up a field hospital to aid people who suffered injuries due to the devastating blast.
The shipments will consist of 295 tons of basic foodstuffs, 10 tons of medical equipment, and 11 tons of special equipment for the COVID-19 response.
Prior to his instructions on Morocco’s humanitarian aid flights, King Mohammed VI addressed a condolence message to express compassion with Lebanese President Michel Aoun, after the massive explosion that hit the port area of Beirut.
On behalf of the Moroccan people, the king expressed solidarity with Lebanon, assuring Aoun that Morocco stands alongside the Lebanese people.
The blast that took place on 4 August, killing more than 130 people and injuring thousands others, with many victims remain missing.
According to the Moroccan embassy in Lebanon, a few Moroccans sustained injuries in Tuesday’s blast.