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April 16, 2015

The Daily Star - Last Egypt aid plane to Arsal's Syrian refugees arrives, April 16, 2015

An Egyptian military aircraft arrived in Beirut Thursday carrying 15 tons of medicine, food supplies, blankets and tents to Syrian refugees in northeast Lebanon.

The consignment was the last of three similar shipments by Egypt to Syrian refugees in the northeastern border town of Arsal.

The plane was met upon arrival at Beirut airport by Egyptian Military Attaché Brig. Gen. Mohammad Galal, representing the Egyptian ambassador, and embassy official Adnan Nassereddine on behalf of Egypt’s Social Affairs Ministry.

Egypt’s Charge d’Affaires to Lebanon Mohammad Badreddine Zayed announced last week that his government would donate three aid shipments to Syrian refugees in Arsal.

Lebanon hosts more than 1.1 million Syrian refugees, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas announced last month that the country needs $2.1 billion in aid over the next two years to handle the high number of refugees without increasing the budget deficit.

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