Strengthening auxiliary staff and resources

Helping homeless and injured people

COVID-19 Provide protective equipment

 

 

Over 300,000 people have lost their homes

Following the explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, more than 171 people died and over 6000 were injured. More than 300,000 people, including 80,000 children, were left homeless due to the destruction or damage to their homes.

Double the number of patients due to destroyed hospitals

Several hospitals were damaged and thus put out of operation. Assistance is being provided in moving the injured from the hospitals by transporting them to surrounding hospitals and emergency stations outside Beirut.

COVID-19 is spreading rapidly due to lack of protective measures

At the same time, COVID-19 is spreading further and now rapidly due to this state of emergency. The number of infected people is now increasing rapidly due to hospitals filled to the brim, crowded gatherings and a lack of protective equipment.

Organization

The Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) is a non-profit organisation and is recognised as a relief team for the medical personnel of the Lebanese army. Its aim is to promote peace, serve society and alleviate human suffering, with neutrality and without any racial, sexual, social, religious or political discrimination. The LRC is currently also in close contact with the German Red Cross in order to get the situation under control.

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