| 23 April 2024, Tuesday |

New French humanitarian aid arrives in Lebanon

The French embassy announced, in a statement, that “a year after the tragic explosion of the port of Beirut, France remains fully committed to the side of Lebanon and its people. Today, a new exceptional shipment of humanitarian aid arrived at the port of Beirut, in the presence of the French Ambassador to Lebanon, Mrs. Anne Greu.

The statement added: “This French aid, transported by the Aknoul ship, falls within the framework of a joint operation with the CMA CGM Foundation, coordinated by the Crisis and Support Center of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. The ship, which departed from the port of Marseille, is transporting medical equipment to combat the Corona pandemic, thanks to donations made by the French Ministry of Solidarity and Health. This aid meets local needs and includes: 3 million masks, 36 respirators, as well as medical equipment and medicines.

This equipment, which will be distributed to Lebanese hospitals, institutions and associations, will meet the urgent needs of the population in the field of health. It will be distributed under the supervision of the French Embassy in Lebanon.

The ship also carries a Smiths Detection portable scanner, which France provided to Lebanese customs. This scanner will facilitate the detection of dangerous goods and the fight against smuggling. Thus, it will contribute to re-launching the Lebanese economy, as it will allow the Lebanese customs to regain their full capabilities.

Finally, Aknoul also provides several tons of humanitarian aid – medicines, medical equipment, computers and powdered milk for children – which are transported free of charge by the CMA CGM Foundation for the benefit of ten NGOs and three Lebanese hospitals.”

The embassy concluded its statement: “While France is organizing on August 4th a third international conference to support the Lebanese people, the tangible assistance that arrives today at the port of Beirut translates once again the French commitment on the side of Lebanon and all the Lebanese.”


  • Sawt Beirut International