Lebanon

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne rises during a sitting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic in the House of Commons in Ottawa on August 12, 2020. Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is heading to Lebanon this week to get a firsthand look at the devastation caused by this month’s deadly explosions in Beirut. The visit marks Champagne’s first overseas travel since March, when the countries around the world, including Canada, closed their borders to slow the spread of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

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

 

A soldier stands at the devastated site of the explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron came in Beirut to offer French support to Lebanon after the deadly port blast. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)

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

 

People clean up after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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

 

Shelley Beyak of Abbotsford is shown here with her kids Mia and Liam before they were illegally taken to Lebanon by their father in spring 2018.

Abbotsford mom worried about her two kids in Beirut following explosion

Shelley Beyak’s children were abducted by their dad in 2018

Shelley Beyak of Abbotsford is shown here with her kids Mia and Liam before they were illegally taken to Lebanon by their father in spring 2018.
‘Felt like an earthquake’: Resident describes blast that shook Lebanon

‘Felt like an earthquake’: Resident describes blast that shook Lebanon

‘Felt like an earthquake’: Resident describes blast that shook Lebanon

‘Felt like an earthquake’: Resident describes blast that shook Lebanon
Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands
Lebanese take to the streets as currency hits a new low

Lebanese take to the streets as currency hits a new low

Lebanese take to the streets as currency hits a new low

Lebanese take to the streets as currency hits a new low

UN backs Lebanon in economic crisis, call for global help

UN backs Lebanon in economic crisis, call for global help

Lebanese PM says Cabinet will seek IMF financial assistance

Lebanese PM says Cabinet will seek IMF financial assistance

Lebanese PM says Cabinet will seek IMF financial assistance

Lebanese PM says Cabinet will seek IMF financial assistance
Lebanon’s central bank governor defends his role amid crisis

Lebanon’s central bank governor defends his role amid crisis

Lebanon’s central bank governor defends his role amid crisis

Lebanon’s central bank governor defends his role amid crisis
Riots in crisis-hit Lebanon reflect growing poverty, despair

Riots in crisis-hit Lebanon reflect growing poverty, despair

Riots in crisis-hit Lebanon reflect growing poverty, despair

Riots in crisis-hit Lebanon reflect growing poverty, despair
Riots in impoverished north Lebanon city amid currency crash

Riots in impoverished north Lebanon city amid currency crash

Riots in impoverished north Lebanon city amid currency crash

Riots in impoverished north Lebanon city amid currency crash