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ERDO is supporting the homeless in Beirut with emergency food supplies after the August 2020 explosion.

On August 4th at 6pm, an explosion rocked the Beirut Port in Lebanon. A warehouse storing large quantities of ammonium nitrate exploded ripping the port apart and sending shockwaves through the city. Over 190 people were killed, 6,000 were injured and over 300,000 became homeless.

The blast, one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions in history, was one twentieth the size of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

Hundreds of buildings were damaged or destroyed including 3 hospitals, at least 10 churches and several grain silos containing 85% of the country’s stored grain. Already feeling the effects of a financial crisis, high unemployment and COVID-19 lockdowns, emergency food relief in Lebanon is now critical.

A July 28th report showed that almost a million people in Beirut do not have enough money for nutrition. After the explosion, people are in even more desperate need. The Governor of Beirut, Marwan Abboud said the port was “basically the only thing still keeping us going. It’s where the wheat is stored, the medicine is stored, the fuel is stored. Now all of that is gone.”

ERDO is working with a local church partner to support those most affected by the emergency, responding with emergency food for those in need. 

 

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