Lebanon

SA humanitarian NGOs assist Beirut

Despite the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, South African relief aid agencies are doing what they can to reach out to Lebanon and assist with the humanitarian catastrophe on the ground. Beirut has been devastated by a cataclysmic explosion at its harbour, that ripped through the city. Officials said[…]

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Up to 300,000 left homeless by Beirut explosion

“Hospitals are full as they are specialised for coronavirus cases so they cannot assist with injuries. Many people are still under the destroyed buildings and some are in the sea. What’s happening now is a disaster. We don’t know how to respond because the need is so huge.” These are[…]

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After south Lebanon flare-up, more questions than answers

UN peacekeepers are investigating an incident on Lebanon’s southern border after Israel said it foiled a Hezbollah “infiltration attempt”, though the Iran-backed group said the allegations were “absolutely not true”. Fears of a confrontation have risen significantly since Israel reportedly killed a Hezbollah fighter in Syria last week in a[…]

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