At a ceremony held in Lebanese Embassy in Buenos Aires, Vice Chancellor Eduardo Zuain he announced the shipment by the Argentine government's humanitarian aid to the refugees in that country.
the Argentine shipment includes 4 tons of rice, 75 structural tents, 500 blankets, water purification tablets with capacity to treat 10 million liters, and 150 kitchen kits, among others.
the support of our country will be sent via White Helmets, which is the agency of the Foreign Ministry in charge to implement international humanitarian assistance. White Helmets is an initiative of Argentina's foreign policy that offers the international community a volunteer corps to support activities of immediate relief, rehabilitation, reconstruction and development, aimed to alleviate critical situations.
By this shipment , Argentina adds its efforts to those of the international community to help the nearly one million five hundred thousand refugees from Syria and Iraq since 2011 are forced to leave their homes and seek shelter, food and health care in Lebanon.
"the donation is a further sign of its commitment to the Argentina Republic with Lebanon," said Foreign Ministry in its statement