In the wake of the devastation caused by explosions in Lebanon’s capital city Beirut on Tuesday (4 Aug), the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will contribute an initial sum of S$50,000 towards the emergency response and medical support by the Lebanese Red Cross (LRC).
In a statement earlier today (6 Aug), the organisation noted that it will continue to monitor the situation and, if needed, increase its support for the ongoing relief efforts by the LRC.
“Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the people of Lebanon and to the families of those who were injured or lost their lives in this tragedy. These are very difficult and challenging times as the world continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Benjamin William, Secretary-General and CEO of Singapore Red Cross.
“The blasts have affected thousands and disrupted the provision of critical services, such medical services, made all the more urgent due to the pandemic,” he added.
Mr William also stated that the SRC will work closely with the LRC to support its efforts in assisting those affected by the tragedy.
“It is critical that we all come together to extend whatever support we can to enhance the relief operations. This will also help facilitate a quick resumption of essential medical services,” he remarked.