The initiative, "Beirut Year Zero", features paintings, installations, and sculptures by some 60 artists and aims to raise money to support them and the Lebanese Red Cross, which was at the forefront of rescue and relief work after the blast.
As Lebanon sinks lower into financial ruin, foreign banks are cutting ties with the Central Bank, making it difficult for the country to purchase goods and transfer payments from abroad.
Thousands of Lebanese returned to the streets and squares across their country on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the uprising that has begun to reshape their country.
"The response plan includes a significant amount of assistance and psychological support for kids, specially that all available reports indicate an increased number of victims among children," Dr Mohammed Al Falahi said.
In a brief televised speech, Prime Minister Hassan Diab said on Monday that he is taking "a step back” so he can stand with the people "and fight the battle for change alongside them.”
Stepping into the delivery room where his wife Emmanuelle was about to give birth, Edmond Khnaisser meant to capture their son's first moments on camera.
All four were charged with carelessness and negligence leading to death over the Aug.4 explosion at Beirut's port, which killed over 200 people and injured thousands.
An emblematic image of the Beirut blast disaster shows the heritage building of one of the city's best-known residents, world-renowned fashion designer Elie Saab, now in ruins.
Kazoun said that while the government had approached his group, they offered no concrete assistance but asked for data on who was being helped. The group declined to hand this over on concerns the information could be used to bribe residents in future elections.