Casablanca - Morocco will send a royal gift to the Lebanese Army, the Moroccan Embassy in Beirut announced on Saturday.
In a statement, the Embassy said that Morocco’s King Mohammed VI had given his high approval to provide a personal royal gift of basic food aid for the benefit of the Lebanese Armed Forces and the Lebanese people.
The aid will be delivered to Lebanon aboard Moroccan military aircraft.
This royal decision, the Embassy said, comes “in response to the request made by the Lebanese side, and in the framework of solidarity with this brotherly country, to enable it to face the economic challenges and repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
It also comes 8 months after the devastating August 4th Beirut Port explosion, in the aftermath of which Morocco, among other countries, had sent emergency medical and humanitarian assistance to the Lebanese people.
Living conditions in Lebanon have only worsened since the deadly blast.
More people are drowning in poverty as prices soar amid the absence of a rescue government that would allow Lebanon to benefit from international support, loans, and redevelopment projects.
The political, financial, and social instability has caused an increase in crime rates.
For instance, earlier this week, a dispute over the distribution of food rations in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, led to a violent fight that left 1 dead and 2 injured.
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