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Lebanon Receives 1 Million Rands from ‘Gift of the Givers’ South Africa

More than 200,000 people have been left homeless and injured after last week Tuesday’s massive explosion. Many have been left trapped in the debris of the aftermath that has led to turmoil in Lebanon where the government and the Prime Minister have resigned from the government.

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Farah Mahmoud, wrapped in a Lebanese flag, checks her parents’ destroyed apartment. Estimates say 6,200 buildings were damaged. HASSAN AMMAR/AP PHOTO | Source: Al Jazeera

With a death toll standing at 154, the situation in Beirut remains dire. Now the international relief aid organisation from South Africa, the Gift of the Givers, has contributed one-million-rand to relief efforts in Lebanon. Founder Dr Imtiaz Sooliman explains that they could not dispatch a medical team- because health personnel are currently needed in South Africa to fight COVID-19

In other news, Veteran Tamil film producer V Swaminathan has died at a Chennai hospital on Monday after testing positive for COVID-19, he was 67, read more here

Source inputs: Al Jazeera | Newsbreak Lotus

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