Ministry of Development examines increase in aid to Lebanon

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), about dts
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), about dts
After the severe explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut, the German Development Ministry is examining an increase in aid to the country.

“German development cooperation will not leave Lebanon alone in this difficult situation. We are currently examining how our ongoing commitment, for example in the areas of food security and poverty reduction, can be secured and, if possible, strengthened, ”said State Secretary for Development Martin Jäger to the“ editorial network Germany ”.

The news from Beirut is terrifying. "Our thoughts are with the relatives of the victims and wish the injured a speedy recovery," said Jäger. SPD leader Norbert Walter-Borjans also wants to campaign for aid. “Lebanon is a country that has already been hit hard by the economic consequences of the corona crisis. International help is urgently needed. Where we can do our part to ensure that relief supplies reach the country quickly, we will do so, ”Walter-Borjans told the RND. It is important that the people in Beirut receive support quickly.

“The hospitals are overwhelmed. Medical care and maintenance of the infrastructure are now the top priority, ”the Social Democrat continued.

Walter-Borjans called the reports from Beirut "terrible". The extent of the destruction can hardly be imagined. "The pictures of the explosion bring back memories of the recordings of the atomic bomb tests of the past century," said the SPD leader. "My thoughts are with the injured, the killed and their families and loved ones."