Arab News Japan
TOKYO: The Lebanese Embassy in Tokyo issued a press release on Monday stating that Beirut has been declared a disaster city following the large-scale explosion at its port on Aug. 4 and calling for donations to go toward disaster relief.
The blast killed more than 220 people, injured about 6,000 and damaged over 40,000 buildings. A massive economic crisis was already prevailing in Lebanon since October 2019 and the explosion has further exhausted the country’s economy.
The embassy made an appeal for assistance, emphasizing that the country is facing shortages of houses, food, medical care and daily necessities.
Two organizations involved in fundraising to support Lebanon are the Japanese Red Cross Society and the United Nations World Food Programme.
The embassy asked for cooperation regarding the matter and noted that donations can be made online.