The World Health Organization is making a worldwide attraction for $76 million in help to Lebanon every week after a large explosion in Beirut devastated the port and destroyed hospitals, clinics and shops of medical provides.
“In particular, we are concerned about the return of COVID-19 in Lebanon. We have launched an appeal for $76 million and ask the international community to support the Lebanese people and show solidarity with them in every way possible,” WHO regional program director Rana Hajjeh mentioned.
She added that the WHO can be involved concerning the psychological struggling of those that had been wounded, misplaced family members or are homeless after the blast.
WHO officers mentioned the explosion put three hospitals completely out of fee and left three others solely partially open. It reduce the variety of hospital beds by as many as 600. Half of Beirut’s 55 main well being care clinics can not perform.
WHO emergencies director Rick Brennan mentioned there have been 309 new coronavirus circumstances in Lebanon on Tuesday and that folks, together with these at hospitals, have relaxed protecting measures.
The WHO has already introduced in tons of medical and surgical provides, together with protecting gear, and reported that 11 emergency medical groups from world wide are in Beirut.
Ammonium nitrate that had seemingly been improperly saved on the port for years is the extensively suspected reason behind the August four explosion in Beirut that killed at the least 170 individuals and injured 6,000.
The blast additionally destroyed or closely broken buildings throughout the Lebanese capital.