News Hour with Jennifer Rogers 06-08-2020

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News Hour with Jennifer Rogers 06-08-2020
In todays News Hour Jennifer Rogers updates us on how Qatar sends two field hospitals and urgent medical assistance to Beirut, LebanonQatar sends field hospitals to Lebanon
On the directives of the Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar send urgent medical assistance to Lebanon this morning. 
Qatar began flying field hospitals and medical aid to Beirut Wednesday, to ease pressure on Lebanon's strained medical system after the previous day's devastating explosions.
Crews at Qatar's Al-Udeid airbase loaded collapsible beds, generators and burn sheets onto an Emiri Air Force C17 cargo plane, which subsequently took off for Lebanon.
It was one of four due to fly from the Gulf to the Mediterranean country Wednesday.
Officers estimated at least 7,000 pounds (3,175 kilogrammes) of aid would be flown on the inaugural flight, with two hospital units equipped with up to 550 beds due in Beirut by day's end.
ens of thousands of people were left homeless and thousands more crammed into Beirut's overwhelmed hospitals for treatment following Tuesday's catastrophic incident.
 
Furthermore she informed us how Qatari aircraft carrying two field hospitals and urgent medical aid arrive in BeirutAs per the directives of His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, an Amiri Air Force aircraft carrying two field hospitals and other medical supplies reached the Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut. The aid is meant to help treat the people injured in the explosions that shook the Lebanese capital on Tuesday.
Three more aircraft will also depart on Wednesday to transport aid, which includes two fully-equipped field hospitals with 500 beds each and equipped with respirators and the necessary medical equipment and supplies.
In implementation of the directives of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to dispatch urgent medical aid to the Lebanese Republic, aircraft belonging to the Qatari Amiri Air Force arrived at Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut today, within an airbridge, carrying urgent medical aid and supplies, and two fully equipped 500-bed field hospitals to treat those injured by the Beirut Port explosion.
 
She then explained how Qatar sends Lekhwiya rescue team to Beirut to assist in search, rescue operationsSearch and rescue teams from Qatar have left for Beirut on the orders of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
The teams will aid Lebanese officials in their response to the explosions that shook Beirut on Tuesday, killing more than a hundred people.
Qatar has already sent a planeload of medical supplies and two field hospitals to Beirut.
The aid is meant to help treat the people injured in the explosions that shook the Lebanese capital on Tuesday.
Three more aircraft will also depart on Wednesday to transport aid, which includes two fully-equipped field hospitals with 500 beds each and equipped with respirators and the necessary medical equipment and supplies.
The Qatar Red Crescent Society on Wednesday held an emergency meeting to establish a mechanism to send urgent and necessary aid to Beirut. 
The meeting comes after Lebanese President Michel Aoun called on friendly countries to accelerate their assistance to his country, by providing support to hospitals and families, and to restore the damage left by the explosion that occurred in Beirut port.
 
She also shared light on how Sonu Sood’s kindness continues; Actor helps 100 Tamil Nadu medical students stuck in Russia return to Chennai
Sonu Sood strikes again with his acts of generosity. The actor most recently helped 100 medical students from Tamil Nadu and one from Delhi who were stranded in Moscow, Russia amid the ongoing lockdown reach Chennai. The actor has been helping a slew of people reach their homes amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Most recently, the actor arranged for a charter flight to bring back various medical students who were stranded in Russia to get back to their homeland. 
 
The young students who reached Chennai on Wednesday are now quarantined in different hotels around the city. According to The New Indian Express the students had paid Rs 33,000 for the flight that was arranged by the actor. T R Sakthi Priyadarshini a student told the site, “The flight had a seating capacity for 200 passengers. We were only 101 students, including one student from Delhi. We were not sure if the private airlines would operate chartered flights for our strength. But, we learned actor Sonu Sood paid the remaining money to book the entire flight and facilitated our travel.” 
 
Lastly she informed us how Beirut Blast: French President Emmanuel Macron traveling to Lebanon
French President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to Lebanon on Thursday to offer support for the country after a massive, deadly explosion.
 
Macron’s office told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the French leader will meet with Lebanese political leaders. It provided no further details.
 
Lebanon is a former French protectorate and the countries retain close political and economic ties.
 
France is also sending several tons of aid and emergency workers after the explosion, which killed at least 100 people and wounded thousands.

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