"Large swaths of Beirut were destroyed on Tuesday when a huge blast
ripped through the Lebanese capital. The explosion, blamed on 2,700
tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored at the port, sent a shockwave across
the city that shattered windows and collapsed roofs. The death toll
stands at at least 135, with around 5,000 injured.
The governor of Beirut has estimated the cost of the damage as more than
$3bn and said up to 300,000 people had suffered damage to their homes,
leaving some uninhabitable.
The disaster hit a nation already struggling with an economy in free
fall, rising food prices and the coronavirus pandemic.
Here is a list of organisations seeking donations to help Lebanon’s
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