Two massive explosions ripped through Beirut, Lebanon on 4 August 2020, killing more than 178 and injuring as many as 6,500 others. Dozens more people remain missing and the death toll continues to rise as search and rescue operations continue.
More than 300,000 people are now displaced from their homes amid a severe economic crisis that had pushed many Lebanese and refugees deeper into poverty and an already overwhelmed health system caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
UNHCR is on the ground supporting a rapid humanitarian shelter needs assessment, prioritizing the most affected areas, mobilizing emergency weatherproofing materials and supporting repair and rehabilitation efforts. We are also working with community organizations to provide psychological first aid, help identify the missing, and refer people in need to specialized services, all while delivering aid.
But we need your support.