Austria To Provide €1 Million In Aid To Lebanon Over Beirut Explosion
The Austrian government decided to provide Lebanon with €1 million in aid after the Beirut bombing, according to the Austrian Foreign Ministry.
"As a result of the devastating explosions in the port of Beirut, the Austrian government decided to provide €1 million from the disaster relief Fund abroad as direct assistance to Lebanon," the Austrian foreign Ministry said.
A powerful explosion occurred on August 4 at a warehouse in the seaport of Beirut. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the cause was a fire stored in a warehouse confiscated by customs six years ago ammonium nitrate.
The explosion destroyed and damaged dozens of homes and cars, and Windows were broken in many quarters of the capital. More than 300 thousand people were left without housing. At least 154 people were killed, about 5,000 were injured, and dozens are missing.