Press Release

UN-Habitat and Lebanon’s Real Estate Syndicate join forces to repair houses damaged by the Beirut Blast

02 November 2020

  • Almost three months after the Beirut Port explosions, UN-Habitat continues its effort to support families affected by the blast to return and repair their homes.
  • UN-Habitat and the Real Estate Syndicate of Lebanon (REAL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner and collaborate in repairing houses damaged by the Beirut Port explosion that took place on 4 August 2020.

“The MoU aims at establishing a framework of cooperation within which UN-Habitat and REAL will work jointly to respond to the aftermath of the Beirut Port explosions, by lending their experience, expertise and resources in the housing sector. It also hopes to advance the dialogue on the overall complex housing situation in Lebanon, including ensuring the protection of housing, land and property rights” said Taina Christiansen, Head of Country Programme at UN-Habitat Lebanon.

The collaboration between UN-Habitat and REAL will be implemented with a clear division of tasks and responsibilities. Both parties will work together to provide available data on damaged houses requiring minor repairs, such as replacement of glazing, aluminium and doors; jointly assess identified houses to agree on repair works; and undertake necessary repairs.

 

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UN-Habitat and Lebanon’s Real Estate Syndicate join forces to repair houses damaged by the Beirut Blast

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