Swift $1.55 Bn Saudi Aid To Beirut.
Several countries announced more modest aid packages on July 25, the day after the UN relief chief, Jan Egeland, made an urgent appeal for $150m to help 800,000 civilians made homeless by the Israeli raids. Some humanitarian aid got through on July 25, when the US delivered the first shipment under a $30m package for victims of the conflict. US Ambassador to Lebanon Jeffrey Feltman handed over the shipment of medical supplies - enough to cover the basic needs of 20,000 people for a three-month period - to the International Committee of the Red Cross at the American Embassy in Awkar, north of Beirut. The US was to deliver other assistance to the Lebanese.
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|Publication:||APS Diplomat News Service|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Jul 31, 2006|
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