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FOREIGN HANDOUT: UK Gov Gives £5 MILLION To Lebanon, Despite Poverty At Home

BRITAIN will hand a whopping five million pounds of taxpayer cash to Lebanon following an explosion in its capital Beirut.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that the cash will in the form of humanitarian aid following the shock blast that killed over 100 and injured more than 5,000.

British taxpayer cash will go towards search and rescue help and expert medical support for victims.

Raab said: “We are going to stand by the Lebanese people in their time of need; we are going to provide immediate response and an aid package – an assistance package – search and rescue, humanitarian assistance up to £5,000,000 as well as expert medical support.”

“What’s crucial at this time is that our support is tailored to the very specific needs that I’ve just talked through with the Lebanese Prime Minister.”

“‘We will obviously want to bottom out that in the days ahead. Obviously we have a consular team there which are monitoring that very carefully.”

The shock announcement came as millions of Brits suffered in poverty with many families feeling the pinch amid the Coronavirus downturn.

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