United Nation assessing Beirut needs

Aid arrivals are increasing in Lebanon as the United Nations continues its assessment of Beirut’s emergency needs

By - Sentinel Digital Desk
Update: 2020-08-13 07:27 GMT

Aid arrivals are increasing in Lebanon as the United Nations continues its assessment of Beirut's emergency needs following last week's massive explosion, a UN spokesman said. "A rapid assessment of the 55 primary health centers in the blast areas shows that some 35 per cent sustained moderate to severe damage," said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday. The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the Lebanese Health Ministry in a detailed assessment of the damage to and functioning of the health facilities in Beirut, Dujarric said. In coordination with Lebanese authorities and the Lebanese Red Cross, a rapid shelter assessment has identified districts close to the blast site in the port as priority districts. (IANS)

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