Drik Niebel , Germany’s Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development who arrived Saturday afternoon in Lebanon held a press conference at the Phoenicia hotel in Beirut prior to departing to Germany. During his press conference he announced that Germany will donate 6.1 million US dollars for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
The United States has given six military helicopters to the Lebanese air force, a diplomatic source said on Wednesday, bolstering forces that have been struggling to deal with violence spreading over the border from Syria. “Six Huey 2 helicopters have been delivered to Lebanon as part of bilateral military assistance,”
On the eve of winter, the government has asked donor countries to contribute $450 million to provide for the growing number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, according to ministerial sources.