Emergencies

Beirut Explosion

Smoke rises from the port after the explosion on August 4, 2020 in Beirut, Lebanon. According to the Lebanese Red Cross, at the moment over 100 people died in the explosion and over 4,000 were injured in explosion at Beirut Port. Officials said a waterfront warehouse storing explosive materials, reportedly 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate, was the cause of the blast.(Photo by Fadel Itani/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Lebanon Relief

  • A deadly blast ripped across Beirut on Aug. 4
  • The explosion killed more than 150 people, injured thousands, and left dozens missing.
  • Direct Relief is working with longtime partners in the affected area to channel needed resources and assist with recovery efforts.

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