On 4 August 2020, a huge explosion rocked the city of Beirut, shattering glass and causing extensive structural damage. Hundreds of people were killed, and many thousands injured. This case study presents the key elements of the Lebanese Red Cross response to this disaster, and aims to raise awareness of technological and biological (CBRN) hazards.

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Publication date: 29/12/2020

Document status: Final

Lebanon: Chemical Explosion Beirut Port (2020)

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National Societies
Lebanese Red Cross
Lebanon, Middle East and North Africa
Industrial Explosion
Document type
Case study