Middle East

Foreign minister to tour Beirut aid efforts on first overseas trip since COVID

Canada has so far committed $30 million to help pay for emergency food, water, shelter, medical help

 

Ottawa pledges up to $5M in aid to help people affected by Lebanon explosion

An initial $1.5 million is going to organizations such as the Red Cross to help meet urgent needs

 

Lebanese-Canadians look for ways to help while grappling with Beirut tragedy

Officials say at least 135 people were killed and more than 5,000 were injured in the blasts

 

Huge explosions rock Beirut with widespread damage, injuries

Some local TV stations reported the blast was at Beirut’s port inside an area where fireworks were stored