FM: Fifty Cypriots interested to be repatriated, Cyprus sends rescue teams and medical supplies to Lebanon

Cyprus Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Christodoulides has said that 50 Cypriot nationals have shown interest for repatriation from Lebanon until 1400 local Cyprus time, following the massive explosions in Beirut on Tuesday.

Christodoulides said a chartered flight on Thursday will transport Cypriots to the island will also carry to Lebanon any help that will be gathered by then, and more specifically medical equipment and first aid supplies.

He also noted that special teams of EMAK, the disaster response unit of the Cyprus fire service, and the Police Emergency Response Unit (MMAD) along with search dogs, will fly to Lebanon on two Police helicopters, to help find people who are trapped in the ruins after the explosions.


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