A plane-load of aid for the people of Beirut has been delivered thanks to the initiative of an airline captain with assistance by the government.
A wide range of items was donated by individuals and companies on the initiative of Capt Captain Charles Pace, of the Civil Aviation Department, who was moved to act after a devastating accidental explosion at Beirut harbour on August 4 killed scores of people.
The donations, mostly medical and sanitary kits, disposable gloves, food products, clothing, baby diapers, and other vital goods, were worth around €75,000.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs pitched in by sponsoring the flight - which was operated by an Airbus A340-300 made available by Hi Fly Ltd.
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