Tensions Rise Over in Beirut Over Blast Investigation as Explosions, Shootings Leave Several People Dead and Wounded

Image depicts the aftermath of the August 2020 port explosions in Beirut, Lebanon. (Wikimedia Commons)

Tension surrounding the Beirut blast investigation turned violent yesterday. Gunmen exchanged fire in Lebanon’s capital, killing at least six people. Explosions wounded dozens more.

See our full Lebanon coverage here.

It’s the latest chapter in Lebanon’s dramatic saga. An ongoing fuel crisis is getting worse, triggering a further decline in the food and health sectors.

As described here, Lebanese who can afford food are afraid to buy perishable items because refrigerators are useless without electricity. Food poisoning is a severe risk. Plus, hospitals have had to suspend operations because the power grid is unreliable.

“It’s been really hard to see so many people struggling so much. Even [during] the civil war, [we] never lived this way,” Nuna of Triumphant Mercy Lebanon says.

“This is a situation I am finding hard to navigate. How much more [difficult is it] for people who cannot even afford the minimum?”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

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