EU Commission pledges additional 30m euros for Lebanon

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BEIRUT, Aug 9, 2020, SPA -- The European Commission has pledged additional 30 million euros ($35 million) at an international donors conference for Lebanon after deadly Beirut explosion.
The EU's executive body said in a statement this comes on top of 33 million euros ($39 million) in emergency aid previously announced.
New EU funding will be channeled to UN agencies, NGOs and international organizations and be strictly monitored, the statement said, according to AP.
European Council president Charles Michel called during the conference for an independent and credible inquiry into the cause of the explosion and said that he European Union and its member states stand ready to assist.
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19:19 LOCAL TIME 16:19 GMT
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