Discrimination in the Distribution of Aid to the Syrian Refugee Victims of the Beirut Explosion

Beirut – 30 September 2020

Following the explosion in the port of the Lebanese capital Beirut on 4th of August, which caused infrastructural damage to large areas of the capital, leading to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of citizens and foreigners, killing hundreds, and injuring thousands of those near the scene of the incident. In addition to the aggravation of economic issues caused by the economic collapse accompanying this incident, we hesitate the exacerbation of social conditions due to discrimination in aid distribution between citizens and foreigners, by individual activists/volunteers, and some civil society organizations, without close monitoring by the relevant ministries.

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