Free Primary Healthcare Services Provided for Victims of Beirut Blast as Part of 3RF

On August 4, 2020, Beirut witnessed a huge explosion that ripped through the entire city.

The explosion claimed the lives of at least 217 people, injured more than 7,000 and left 300,000 people homeless.

The European Union offered critical health and mental health services to the victims of the explosion in partnership with the International Medical Corps.

Together we ensured that two Mobile Medical Units were stationed every day in different locations of the most affected neighbourhoods of Beirut:

  • Borj Hammoud
  • Mar Mkhayel
  • Geitawi
  • Karm El Zeitoun
  • Medawar

In two weeks, we provided to those affected by the explosion:

  • Over 850 free primary health consultations and hundreds of medications through the Mobile Medical Units
  • Over 500 psychological first aid sessions
  • Personal protective equipment to help prevent the spread of COVID19 to 2,000 volunteers serving the affected communities in the aftermath of the explosion
  • 1,140 hygiene kits to affected families