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.