Lebanon: Vulnerable and Affected Areas in Greater Beirut
Created: 22/09/2020 +

Overview

On 4 August a large explosion occurred in the port of Beirut, killing at least 191 people and injuring over 6,500. Around 40,000 buildings were damaged, up to 300,000 people may have lost their homes, and at least 70,000 their job. Poverty has risen in recent months; 2.7 million residents are now poor and 1.1. million are extremely poor. Poverty, unaffordable housing, and barriers to accessing healthcare were pre-existing issues for vulnerable host, migrant, and refugee communities. Inequalities in accessing services and opportunities based on gender, age, sexual orientation, and a minority background were also highlighted.