Beirut Explosion

Impact Assessment (Status update #1)

The massive explosion in the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020 caused extensive suffering to the people of the city, tremendous damage to its physical and cultural fabric, and dealt a severe blow to multiple economic sectors.

There has been an outpouring of support from the local and global donor communities. Strategy& Middle East is also volunteering its resources to conduct an impact and needs assessment that domestic, regional, and international donors can use to focus their relief and reconstruction efforts effectively.

We will be assessing the worst affected sectors, including housing, food, healthcare, education, culture, and businesses. This work will synthesize the infrastructure, economic and social priorities in each sector, guide the funding of the relief and reconstruction efforts, and target the districts, households, and businesses in most need. In the meantime, we are convening stakeholders, particularly from the Lebanese and international third sector. By bringing together these organizations for discussions, we will assist them with coordination, help them to maximize their impact, and avoid duplication in the mobilization of resources.

We will publish and update all of these reports regularly, making them accessible to all involved in the relief, reconstruction, and recovery of Beirut.

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