The 160-year-old Sursock palace in Beirut withstood two world wars, the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the French mandate and Lebanese independence
Lebanon’s diaspora, estimated at nearly three times the size of the country’s population of five million, has stepped up to provide assistance following the massive explosion that laid waste to the capital Beirut.
Sunday’s donor teleconference was hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron. International leaders, government officials and international organisations participated, including President Donald Trump.
Since the explosions, people have crowded into the hardest hit districts to inspect their damaged homes and businesses, or as volunteers in cleanup efforts.
“Salam Beirut” aims to bring relief to the affected populations; whose numbers continue to rise as Lebanese officials pick through the wreckage. The first phase of response will focus on providing medical aid, food and water supplies and shelter to victims, which will be mobilised by Sharjah-based global humanitarian organisation, The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) in coordination with on-ground relief operators in Lebanon.
A quarter of school-age children in Lebanon's capital risk missing out on school after last month's deadly port explosion, the International Rescue Committee aid group warned Monday.
The emergency and trauma (ERT) unit of the Saint George Hospital University Medical Centre (SGHUMC) in Beirut will be named after The Big Heart Foundtion.
In despair over the failure of entrenched politicians to form a government which would rescue Lebanon from economic collapse and ruin, numerous commentators
The artefacts were held in a case displaying 74 Roman, Byzantine and Islamic-era glass vessels in the American University of Beirut's Archaeological museum, located 3.2 kilometres (two miles) from the blast.