Press Release

UN and humanitarian partners launch appeal to support Lebanon recovery

14 August 2020

  • The UN and humanitarian partners have launched a US$565 million appeal to help the people of Lebanon move from immediate life-saving humanitarian relief towards recovery and eventually longer-term economic recovery, following the Beirut Port explosions.

The series of devastating explosions on 4 August destroyed most of the port, flattened surrounding neighbourhoods, damaged six hospitals and more than 20 health clinics, and destroyed 120 schools. It left 178 people dead, 6,568 injured, and thousands homeless.

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UN and humanitarian partners launch appeal to support Lebanon recovery

UN entities involved in this initiative

RCO
United Nations Resident Coordinator Office
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNHCR
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
WFP
World Food Programme
WHO
World Health Organization

Other entities involved in this initiative

ICRC
International Committee of the Red Cross

Goals we are supporting through this initiative