BEIRUT — A donation of food products gifted from Italy to the Lebanese Army arrived at the Beirut airport on Wednesday, the army announced in a tweet.
Italy also donated three buses and two containers of motor oil to the army back in July.
Italy isn't the only country sending aid to the Lebanese Army. In September, an army spokesperson told L'Orient Today that “Qatar has been sending 70 tons of food products to the military institution for around a year.”
As the army's budget shrinks and soldiers' living conditions deteriorate amid an unprecedented economic crisis, many foreign nations have come to the army's aid— most recently the US, Italy, Turkey and Qatar.
Prior to the crisis, the average soldier's salary stood closer to $800 per month. The current average amounts to less than $100 per month.