Lebanon: Explosion

6th August 2020

On August 4, 2020 a catastrophic explosion at Beirut Port caused widespread damage  for hundreds of buildings including grain silos storing around 85 percent of the country’s grain, and numerous residential places have been damaged or destroyed, including many healthcare facilities and several major hospitals in Greater Beirut area, due to the blast. Official governmental reports estimate that more than 135 people were killed and over 5,000 are injured, and more than 300,000 people left homeless in the Greater Beirut area. Beirut’s governor estimated the damages costs ranging from $3-5 billion, and calls for international aid to Lebanon.

ACT Lebanon forum is in discussion on submitting a funding proposal to the ACT Secretariat to provide assistance in Shelter rehabilitation/ NFI, food assistance, hygiene items, and cash for work to ensure that the affected persons’ basic needs are met with regards to their needs.

Lebanon Alert- Explosion


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