BEIRUT: Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) began a project to reconstruct over 150 houses destroyed by Beirut’s Aug 4 explosion, funded by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) and Kuwaiti donors.

The project is executed in cooperation with the Lebanese Red Cross to ease the suffering of those affected by the tragedy, head of KRCS’ delegation to Lebanon Dr Musaad Al-Anezi told KUNA yesterday.

KRCS is also aiding families and hospitals to face the explosion’s impact by providing food, medicine and medical equipment, he added. Immediately after the explosion, Kuwait sent 18 airplanes carrying about 820 tons of humanitarian aid to Lebanon. – KUNA