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Beirut explosion: Malteser International mobilizes support for people affected

Beirut. On Tuesday evening in Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut, a massive explosion at the port sent an enormous blast wave that devastated communities within a six-mile radius, leaving at least a hundred people dead and some 4,000 injured.
Raymond Tarabay, Partner Coordinator for Malteser International in Lebanon said: “I have never seen so many injured people in my life. Hospitals in the city have been destroyed, many others are completely overwhelmed. Thousands of families have lost their homes and had to sleep on the streets last night. People now urgently need emergency supplies, shelter and psychosocial support.”