“The aftermath of the Aug 4 Beirut blast was Level 1 – light – damage to 29,771 apartments, Level 2 – moderate – damage to 17,100 apartments, and Level 3 – severe – damage to 1,144 apartments. Furthermore, the blast afflicted 9,700 buildings within the immediate 3-kilometre radius with the impact extending as far as 20 kilometers away. The latter include damages to common areas such as façades, hallways, entrances, elevators, parking lots, electricity connections, shared WASH facilities including water and sewage networks, windows and doors, walls, and fences.
"In addition, other facilities shared by buildings and neighborhoods were affected, including roads, pavements, sewage networks, water networks, electricity networks, and solid waste bins. This comes at a time when the country is facing a financial crisis and an economic collapse and also combating the spread of COVID-19.”
Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
The Family of Saint Sharbel has already fixed 20 houses from their list of damaged houses. They hope to reach a stage where they can help fix more houses and distribute more food, as the needs are tremendous.
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