Statement attributable to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the explosions in Beirut, Lebanon

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply struck by the death and devastation inflicted by the massive explosion which ripped through Beirut yesterday evening.

Our heartfelt condolences go to the families who have lost their dear ones. Our thoughts are with those who are hurt and injured.

We stand in solidarity with the people of Beirut and Lebanon in these tragic and testing times.