WHO seeking $76 mln for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

first_img“A week after the blast, the World Health Organization is still concerned about the health and wellbeing of people who were injured, lost loved ones, or became homeless, and it’s expected (that) recovery from the psychological pain from the blast will last much longer,” said Rana Hajjeh, WHO’s regional programme director.”In particular, we are concerned about the return of COVID-19 in Lebanon. We have launched an appeal for $76 million, and ask the international community to support the Lebanese people and show solidarity with them in every way possible.”The loss of hospital beds had “clear implications for the management of COVID as well as other medical conditions”, said Richard Brennan, WHO’s regional emergency director.Initial results from an assessment of 55 primary healthcare clinics and centers across Beirut showed just over half are not functioning, with the remainder functioning at varying levels, Brennan said.The WHO has so far brought in 25 tons of personal protective equipment (PPE), distributed trauma and surgical supplies to 2,000 patients at 10 hospitals, and is working with at least 11 emergency medical teams that have arrived from overseas, officials said. Topics : The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday it had appealed for $76 million in aid for Lebanon after last week’s massive explosion in Beirut destroyed or damaged hospitals, clinics and medical supplies.Lebanon was already struggling with a financial crisis and a rise in the number of new coronavirus cases before the Aug. 4 explosion in the capital’s port area that left at least 171 dead and injured some 6,000.The blast put three hospitals out of operation and has left three others working at partial capacity, reducing the number of beds in public and private hospitals by 500-600, WHO officials told an online press conference.last_img read more

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Young: ‘Inter can win at least one trophy’

first_imgFormer England international, Ashley Young, has claimed Inter are capable of winning ‘at least one trophy’ this term but still believes the Beneamata can double down. Ashley Young and Christian Eriksen know what it’s all about to play in a fierce derby match The Nerazzurri sit eight points behind league leaders Juventus with nine games remaining and have regained confidence after back-to-back wins against Parma and Brescia. But Young points out that there are two titles on offer, as Inter face Getafe in the last 16 of the Europa League. “We hope to end the year by winning a trophy,” Young told Sky Sport Italia. “Next year is the future and we want to win now. “It’s better if we can do it immediately, that’s our target. We are in the running for both the Scudetto and the Europa League. We have the chance to win at least one trophy. “I’m convinced we can conquer them both. There’s the possibility to win in Europe.” Young has praised the quality in place at San Siro and expects to play to go all the way in the Europa League. “We are a great team with fantastic players, ready to do our best. We get along off the pitch, that’s an aspect that increases the chances of winning. “When the Europa League starts, I’m sure we will play to win.” The former Manchester United player has pointed out the ‘tactical’ differences in Italian football but claimed he jumped at the ‘opportunity’ when Inter came for him. read also:Ashley Young in line for new Inter Milan deal “The Italian League is more tactical than the Premier League. It’s a fantastic tournament that I have followed for many years. “Coming to Inter was an opportunity, as soon as I heard about the possibility, I replied: ‘Of course, where do I have to sign?’ “I was looking forward to starting training with my teammates and playing games.” Antonio Conte has brought five players from the Premier League since he arrived at the Giuseppe Meazza and Young has highlighted the former Chelsea coach’s ‘passion’ for the game. “He’s a coach with a lot of quality and passion for football, you see him on the sidelines.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img read more

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