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7/25/06- Beirut, Lebanon

First US Humanitarian Relief Makes It To Lebanon

Medicine, food and blankets are aboard the first U-S helicopters that landed in Beirut today on a mission of mercy.

The arrival of the military choppers marks the start of America's humanitarian efforts for the Lebanese people. Among the packages are medical supplies that the U-S Embassy says are aimed at "meeting the most urgent needs." There's enough to cover 20-thousand people for three months. The International Red Cross will distribute the supplies.

The U-S ambassador says America is sending 30 (m) million dollars in aid. And other countries are also pitching in. A warship from Greece arrived in Beirut with 80 tons of humanitarian supplies. And tomorrow, the United Nations will send its first aid convoy to the city of Tyre.

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