Migrants’s situation in Lebanon after deadly blast in Beirut

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reported that at least 34 refugees were killed and 124 refugees were injured in the deadly explosion, which rocked Beirut on 4 August. The total death toll of the two explosions, which were caused by the 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored for six years in a warehouse in the port of the capital of Lebanon, is over 200 dead, 6,000 injured and 300,000 homes damaged.

Lebanon is the country hosting the most significant number of refugees per capita in the world. It is a nation of only 6.8 million people, where there have been 1.5 million refugees from Syria since 2011, as the Syrian war erupted.

Some Palestinian and Syrian refugees offered their homes to the victims immediately after the deadly blast in Lebanon. Newsweek reported the story of a 28-year-old volunteer with the Lebanese Red Cross, who just after the blast went to social media to offer anyone affected by the catastrophe a place to stay in his house. Together with individual solidarity, countries and international organisations have sent aid packages, medical equipment and doctors.

Also in this magazine
The Iraqi government decides to close several refugee camps
Ethiopians running away to Sudan
Migrants are heading to Canary Islands
Canada open to immigrants
Brutal treatment by Croatian police on migrants
A trial of Uber Eats in Italy
Migrants’ situation in Algieria
The first caravan of Central American migrants since the pandemic
Serious human rights violations in Libya
New migrant plan for Europe
Fire destroys Moria refugee camp
Immigration policy of Donald Trump
Banksy’s boat rescues migrant
The death of Abdulfatah Hamdallah, a migrant form Sudan
Cooperation on migrants crossing English Channel
Migrants’s situation in Lebanon after deadly blast in Beirut
 Italy’s Senate lifted the immunity of Matteo Salvini
Migrants’ situation in Canada
US changes visa rules for students
US court decides on migrant children in detention centres
World Refugee Day 2020
Intikane camp attack
Malta allowed 425 migrants to disembark
Refugees in Greece face homelessness
Hungarian government shuts down the so-called “transit zone” of Röszke
The work permit for migrant workers in Italy
Indian migrant workers come back home
Rohingya refugees dramma
Medical staff in the West consists of many migrants
Immigration to US to be suspended amid coronavirus
US expell migrants due to COVID-19
Thousands of families are displaced by flooding in Yemen
Portugal helps immigrants during the pandemic
South Africa fights against coronavirus
COVID-19 vs migration
Refugees from Cameroon seek shelter in Nigeria
Syrian refugees want to enter Europe
Great Britain announces new immigration system
Another tragedy of refugees in Syria
UN makes a landmark decision about the victims of climate change
Rohingya refugee children will get access to education
The United States deported 25 Cambodian refugees
Imigrants at the US-Mexico border
Scandinavia will help African refugees
Migrants are trying to get to Great Britain
World’s refugees’ situation in 2019
For the sixth year in a row, over 1,000 people died in the Mediterranean in a year
At least 58 people died on their way to Canary Islands
UK truck tragedy of Vietnamese migrants
Immigrants drama in Libya
Previous issues
By clicking "Subscribe", I consent to the sending of the Outriders newsletter by Outriders Sp. not-for-profit Sp. z o.o. and I accept the terms .
Sign up