On the evening of 4 August 2020, an extremely powerful explosion occurred in Beirut, Lebanon. The blast left at least 135 people dead with a sure possibility of increasing, 80 more missing, and more than 5,000 injured. The blast has been linked to a large supply of confiscated and potentially unsecured explosive material, stored in a warehouse at the city's port, close to populated areas.
Fortunately, nobody was hurt in our tent school in the Beqaa plain about 50 km away, but the cloud of smoke could be seen from the camps. Everybody is really afraid at the moment.
The situation in Beirut is devistating: people are still missing, the number of dead is constantly rising, countless injured are waiting for help in the completely overburdened, far too few and equally damaged hospitals. The capital of Lebanon, was already so badly affected by an economic crisis and Covid-19, and now the whole country are experiencing another catastrophe of unimaginable dimensions.
The people cannot cope with this situation without help. These organisations urgently need funding and are trustworthy:
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