We at UNHCR are doing all we can to help all affected communities during this extraordinary crisis. Our assistance efforts go to all: Lebanese, refugees and others who were affected without distinction.

The devastating impact of the explosion is compounding the challenges currently faced by Lebanese and refugees and adding even more difficulties as families were struggling to survive with the economic crisis that was exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19.

UNHCR is mobilizing a total of US$ 35 million for its emergency response to the hardest-hit and most vulnerable households in Beirut. This package includes US$ 32.6 million for shelter interventions and US$ 2.44 million for protection activities for the next three months.

Our humanitarian response to the tragic blast focuses on the most vulnerable in the community and on two major areas: shelter with emergency housing repairs and protection with mental health, psychosocial support and legal aid.

UNHCR Standing With Lebanon



Read the Beirut Blast Explosion Report


Read the latest dashboard in English and Arabic 

UN High Commissioner for refugees’ solidarity visit to Lebanon


Read the press release here 

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