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UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. And we never give up.

Sep 17, 2020

Lebanon is facing a multi-faceted severe crisis that has culminated in a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the Beirut port exploding. The explosion resulted in at least 190 deaths, 6,500 injured and leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless. This comes on the top of a downward spiral of economic crisis and a country badly hit by the COVID-19 outbreak on the top of a severe political crisis and revolution.

In this episode, Farah Hammoud and Johanna Eriksson from UNICEF and Ghida Anani from ABAAD, a local NGO working on preventing and responding to GBV present how the Beirut blast and larger Lebanon crisis have impacted women and girls and created additional risks towards GBV. They also explain how they are addressing these risks and responding to GBV as part of the emergency response. 

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