EU Council President, Charles Michel, announced he will be traveling to Beirut to “convey the EU’s solidarity with the people of Lebanon” following devastating blast at a port warehouse this week. He plans to meet Lebanese President, the Speaker of Parliament, PM.
what is urgently needed is assistance to those most affected by the horrific explosion that killed at least 157 people, injured more than 5000, and caused immense damage to hospitals, homes, businesses, and infrastructure.
There should also be an international and independent investigation into the blast to hold those responsible to account and to ensure victims are compensated. Ultimately, there needs to be genuine political reform.
People clean up after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris.