The Courier-Mail

More aid for Beirut

- Australia News · Politics · Beirut · Lebanon · Scott Morrison · Donald Trump · Australia · International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement · UNICEF

AUS­TRALIA has pledged an ad­di­tional $3 mil­lion in sup­port for Le­banon in the wake of the Beirut blast.

Prime Min­is­ter Scott Mor­ri­son on Sun­day night at­tended a virtual con­fer­ence of 30 coun­tries and world lead­ers, in­clud­ing US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump.

Mr Mor­ri­son an­nounced Aus­tralia would boost its aid con­tri­bu­tion from $2 mil­lion to $5 mil­lion.

He said Aus­tralia had long­stand­ing ties to the coun­try through its large Le­banese-Aus­tralian com­mu­nity. The money will be de­liv­ered through in­ter­na­tional part­ners in­clud­ing the Red Cross and UNICEF.

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