Donors pledge nearly $300 million at Lebanon aid conference

Beirut: French organisers say Intl. donors have promised a overall of mln euro (USD 298 mln) in urgency aid throughout conference for Lebanon.

The French presidency stated this money is involving 30 mln euros from France. Donors assured to give urgency aid focusing on medicine & hospitals, educational institutions, meal & housing.

French President Emmanuel Macron, who has been the 1st foreign leader to check Lebanon after Beirut devastating explosion, co-organised the conference with the U.N on Sun..

Intl. chiefs, govt authorities & Intl. organisation attended, involving President Donald Trump.

The rebuilding needs of Lebanon are immense, however so is the query of just how to make sure the millions of dollars assured in Intl. aid is not diverted in a nation notorious for missing amount, invisible infra-structure projects & its refusal to open the books.