The Beirut Port explosions on 4 August created significant immediate humanitarian needs and severe long-term consequences. The blast has caused damages as far as 20 km from the port, destroying and damaging businesses, houses, hospitals, and schools. The most affected areas are Gemmayzeh, Karantina, Mar Mikhael, Jetaoui, Marfaa Karm El Zeitouni, Downtown and Bourj Hammoud.. A large number of people have lost their homes and livelihoods, adding to the compounded crises that Lebanon has been experiencing since October 2019, namely, the financial and economic crisis followed by the COVID-19 crisis in March 2020. The catastrophic explosion caused mass destruction across the city. According to statements made by Lebanon state officials, over 300,000 people are expected to be left homeless following the incident. Many hospitals and hotels in close proximity to the port area have been shattered and are no longer fit for purpose.
ADRA Lebanon through this project aims at reducing the vulnerability of populations affected by the blast through the provision of emergency cash subsidies to assist households in rehabilitating their homes. The project will target a total of 470 HH (1, 380 individuals) of the most affected households with a one-time cash subsidies of 500 USD per household. The project will target areas with close proximity to the blast and those with the highest vulnerability rates.
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