Russia Sends Humanitarian Aid to Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

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A Russian plane carrying humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees has headed to Beirut, Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry announced on Wednesday.

“An IL-76 aircraft has headed to the Lebanese capital,” Russia Today television quoted the ministry as saying.

“The plane is carrying 37 tons of humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees, including food and basic supplies,” it said.

During a visit to Lebanon on Tuesday, Philip Gordon – U.S. Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and Gulf Region -- announced an additional $10 million in assistance for Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

He urged all international donors to “help Lebanon meet its obligations to the refugees.”

The number of Syrian refugees who fled the war in their country to Lebanon has soared to more than 400,000, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said on April 8, but Lebanese officials say the actual number of refugees has exceeded one million.

Comments 5
Thumb primesuspect 15 May 2013, 19:28

The chief government whip is acting like a pyromaniac who happens to be the fire chief.

Default-user-icon John Marina (Guest) 15 May 2013, 20:13

I have not read of any humanitarian aid from those stone age primitives in Saudi Arabia and Qatar to their war Syrian victims in Lebanon etc. The only aid they give now is weapons and money to pay for their mercenaries

Missing ghzayel 15 May 2013, 22:11

talk about russian double standards:they send assad weapons to kill and displace syrians then they send humanitarian aid to syrian refugees in lebanon, strange days indeed?????!!!!

Thumb ado.australia 16 May 2013, 06:29

or... they send weapons to support the syrian governments battles against foreign and domestic terrorists, and they also send humanitarian aid to those displaced.

how much aid is being received by the syrian refugees in Lebanon from those supporting the "rebels", sending them weapons and fighters from qatar, saudi arabia, tunisia, libya and turkey?

Thumb ado.australia 16 May 2013, 16:36

Phoenix, I, my children and my children's children will never be allowed to forget what syria and the baath party of hafez el assad did to lebanon and our families. Not that we can never forgive but never forget. Bashar is not his father but his ruling Syrian dictatorship is. But how many of those original dogs are still around? Abdul khaddam the biggest dog and criminal is with the Syrian rebels!

Let's forget about Lebanon for a second coz this is about Syria! If you were Syrian, who would you support? Unless you are a fanatical Sunni jihadi, it's now unlikely you support the rebels. I don't deny the original legitimate civilian protesters that started 3 years ago, but this is a very different animal... Where are the archbishops from Aleppo? Now we know that the protests in Homs 3 years ago that chanted and held signs that "the christains to Beirut and the alawites slaughtered" is the true rebellion.