The Dutch government Tuesday pledged more than â‚¬3.5 million (US$4.4 million) to aid agencies for food and other humanitarian aid into Lebanon, which has suffered widespread devastation in fighting between Israeli forces and Hizbullah guerillas.
The government said in a statement it has committed â‚¬1.5 million (US$1.9 million) to the International Committee of the Red Cross and the same amount to the World Food Program as well as â‚¬300,000 (US$380,000) to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
The government also gave â‚¬250,000 (US$318,000) to the Dutch Red Cross to help fund its operations in Lebanon.
Last week, the government also pledged â‚¬1 million in aid for Lebanon.
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