Tag Archives: Beirut Explosion



September 1st, 2021 – A year ago, Saint-Gobain answered Emmanuel Macron’s call to rescue Beirut city by donating construction materials and Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman, was also in Beirut with the President of France to witness the unloading of the delivery of materials donated by Saint-Gobain. In coordination with the French Embassy in Lebanon, Saint-Gobain

Youth artists, students and the public were called upon to express their resiliency & national pride in commemorating the victims of August 4, 2020

Art, the most expressive form of our souls Some express feelings and emotions, particularly pain and grief through words, others with tears, and there are those who express themselves through art, and their painting plume. Youth artists, students and the public were called upon to express their resiliency & national pride in commemorating the victims of August 4, 2020, the Beirut blast where (more than 2 hundred dead, thousands of

“The wound will teach”! Solidarity initiative on August 4, 2021: Free Scholarships to the children of victims & disabled of Beirut Explosion

One year after the painful day of August 4 explosion that shook the Port of Beirut and its tragic repercussions on lives and the city, SOLIDARITY launched its new initiative, which will enable all the children of the victims and people severely injured with disability from the August 4 explosion to benefit from scholarships in

Lebanon’s August 4th victims take a special stand in front of the port silos: “We Are Unbreakable”

On this very sad day for all of us and for Lebanon, we have launched a special campaign in memory of the victims of the explosion:  On August 4th 2020, Lebanese citizen’s homes were broken, along with their lives, hearts, dreams, hopes, families. The entire country collapsed. But their resilience, their determination to unveil the truth and

365 days later, every day counts

We commemorate today the tragedy that took place on August 4, 2020, in Beirut. A man-made disaster, one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history, that killed 214 people, left more than 6,000 injured, and shattered the lives and livelihoods of thousands across Lebanon. 365 days later, the people of Lebanon are still waiting for

One year after the Beirut explosions, children’s needs remain acute, with 98% of families still in need

BEIRUT, 3 August 2021 – One year after the devastating explosions in Beirut, a UNICEF survey shows the needs of affected children and families remain acute, magnified by a collapsing economy, political instability and the COVID-19 pandemic. The rapid assessment highlights the severity of the trauma children suffered and the dire needs families have experienced.

Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Press Conference on the One Year on the Beirut Blast 3 August 2021 Beirut

We are here today to mark a very somber moment in Lebanon’s history. It’s been one year since the devastating blast in the Beirut port, one of the largest in recent history with unprecedented impact on families and the country as a whole. I would like to share with you a personal experience: I lived

Beirut Narratives

BEIRUT NARRATIVES is a concept that was born 20 days after the double explosion -one of the most powerful non-nuclear explosions in history- which ripped Beirut to shreds on August 4th, 2020. People were asked to write their testimonials in Arabic, French or English and send pictures and kids’ drawings describing their personal experiences. THE