Biden says U.S. will send $100 million more in aid to Lebanon


FIL EPHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House in Washington, U.S. August 3, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that the United States will give nearly $100 million in additional humanitarian aid to Lebanon.

Beirut on Wednesday marked one year since a catastrophic explosion at the city's port devastated the capital. Since then, the country has been mired in a financial depression worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; writing by Trevor Hunnicutt; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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