Qatar sends search and rescue team to Beirut

Qatar sends search and rescue team to Beirut

By QLNews

Qatar spared no time in reaching out to Lebanon with urgent support following the deadly explosion that rocked the country's capital Beirut on Tuesday.

Upon the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar sent two fully equipped field hospitals of 500 beds each to Lebanon yesterday.

The hospitals are equipped with respirators and the necessary medical equipment and supplies to treat those injured in the massive explosion that happened in Beirut's port area.

In addition to the medical assistance, Qatar also sent a fully equipped team from the Qatari Search and Rescue Team of the Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya) to participate in the search and rescue operations in Beirut.

The team arrives in Beirut yesterday, after coordination between the competent authorities in Qatar and Lebanon.

The Ambassador of Qatar to Lebanon His Excellency Mohammed Hassan Jaber Al Jaber, Charge d’Affairs at the Embassy of Lebanon in Qatar HE Ambassador Farah Berri, Head of the Airport Security Authority Brigadier General George Doumit, Commander of the Beirut Air Base Colonel Hassan Barakat, and the staff working at Qatari Embassy in Beirut, as well as a number of ranking Lebanese officers, recieved the aircraft.

Following the Beirut explosion that caused at least 135 casualties in addition to more than 5,000 injured, the country declared a two-week state of emergency in the capital.

Qatar was quick to offer a helping hand to Lebanon and express its support to the country to help alleviate the impact of the large-scale devastation.

Yesterday, HE Qatar's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani spoke with HE Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of the Republic of Lebanon Charbel Wehbe and expressed condolences of the State and people of Qatar on the victims of the Beirut port explosion and wished a speedy recovery to the injured. 

HE the Foreign Minister expressed Qatar's solidarity with Lebanon and its full readiness to provide all kinds of assistance necessary.

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