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Biden Donates $100 million to Lebanon at U.N.-backed Conference

 

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American President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday, at the virtual conference held in support of Lebanon a humanitarian aid worth $100 million, on top of an amount of approximately $560 million that Washington has provided as a humanitarian aid over the past years.
 
The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina Mohammed also spoke at the conference, urging Prime Minister-designate Najib Miqati to form a government quickly and stressing that Lebanon is experiencing one of the most terrible crises at the economic, educational and infrastructure levels.
 
The Jordanian King Abdullah II also participated in the conference and said in his speech that “we must provide humanitarian, health and food aid,” highlighting the fact that Lebanon is also “hosting refugees.”
 
French President Emmanuel Macron had led the round of donor pledges with a promise of 100 million euros ($118 million) from France.
 
Macron aims to raise at least $350 million in emergency aid for the Lebanese in this U.N.-backed donor conference for Lebanon, which he is chairing over a video link-up with several world leaders.
 

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