The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Ghana Battalion 86 (GHANBATT), in collaboration with the UNIFIL Civil Affairs Unit, has donated to the Ayta Ash Shaab Social Development Center and Beit Leif Community Clinic in Lebanon.
The donation, meant to support the communities in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 and support children with essential medication, included 20 boxes of assorted paediatric medications, 40 litres of disinfectants and 40 litres of liquid soap.
According to a statement signed and copied to the Ghana News Agency by Captain Nathanael Asamoah, the Public Information Officer, UNIFIL GHANBATT 86, the donation was made at a short ceremony held at the GHANBATT Headquarters in Al-Quozah by its Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Abass Atuluk.
Mr Mohammed Homayed, the Mayor of Beit Leif, and Dr Siham Droubi, the Director of Ayta Ash Shaab Social Development Center, who received the items on behalf of the communities expressed gratitude to GHANBATT for the gesture, especially in the critical time of COVID-19 pandemic, the statement said.
The statement explained that the paediatric medications were donated by Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Limited and Ernest Chemist Limited to the battalion before their deployment from Ghana.
Other donors were M&G Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Danadams Pharmacy, and Pharmanova Company Limited.
During the initial outbreak in February, GHANBATT refurbished an ambulance for the Marwahin community also in Lebanon, which would come in handy in the fight against the spread of COVID-19, the statement added.