U.N. agencies strive to support Beirut blast victims

  07 August 2020    Read: 858
U.N. agencies strive to support Beirut blast victims

U.N. agencies are scrambling to support victims of the deadly huge blast in Beirut, which has undermined an already weak health care system in Lebanon, officials said on Friday.

Damage to hospitals has removed 500 beds of capacity, a World Health Organization spokesman told a virtual United Nations briefing. Containers with thousands of personal protection equipment (PPE) items - used to prevent the spread of COVID-19 - have also been destroyed.


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