Hundreds of people were killed in a massive explosion that shook the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Tuesday August 4. The blast appears to have been centered on the city's port area and was equivalent of 1,000 to 1,500 tonnes of TNT - about a 10th of the intensity of the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 - unquestionably one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history, far bigger than any conventional weapon. Hundreds of people were killed in a massive explosion that shook the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Tuesday August 4, 2020. GIFT Global Initiative was on the ground in Beirut a week after the explosion, delivering Medical Supplies, Food, Clothing and other Daily essentials directly to the families impacted by the blast.
The explosion struck a debilitated country that had already been hit by a wide range of crises before this one. The World Bank recently said that Lebanon’s economic and financial crisis could rank as one of the three most severe the world has seen since the mid-19th century.
It is a dire situation that has likely pushed more than 50% of the population below the poverty line, directly impacting the children and women. The infant milk formula shortage is just one part of a food security problem brought on by economic collapse and worsened by Lebanon’s reliance on imports for basic necessities.
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