“In Akkar, We Are Born, We Live And We Die In Poverty”

Omar is among the survivors of Sunday’s explosion. Wearing bandages on his calves and forearms, he was among the rare casualties who were slightly burnt.  He saw his brother and his cousin transformed before his eyes into living torches. Still in shock, Omar talks about the explosion. “The gasoline that came from the tank wasContinue reading ““In Akkar, We Are Born, We Live And We Die In Poverty””

“We Are So Poor That My Brothers Died For a Few Drops of Gasoline”

Dawsseh is a poor and remote village in Akkar, the poorest caza in Lebanon and the one with the largest number of Syrian refugees. In Dawsseh, four people were killed in Sunday explosion, two brothers in each family. Mouein Chreiteh is receiving condolences in a tent erected at the entrance of his house as isContinue reading ““We Are So Poor That My Brothers Died For a Few Drops of Gasoline””

CARE International In Lebanon: “We have never seen as much people in need”

#WeCare4Beirut Cela fait un an qu’une terrible déflagration ravageait le port de Beyrouth au Liban. C’est un stock de centaines de tonnes de nitrate d’ammonium qui a explosé, provoquant plus de 200 morts, des milliers de blessés et de sans-abri. Le pays vit depuis cette date fatidique une crise sans précédent, une crise à multiples facettes. SiContinue reading “CARE International In Lebanon: “We have never seen as much people in need””

Né à Pristina et miraculé de l’explosion de Beyrouth, Bujar Hoxha met son cœur au travail

CARE US décerne le prix de la résilience au directeur de son bureau au Liban pour le travail de Titan effectué suite à l’explosion qui a ravagé la capitale libanaise Le 4 août dernier, au moment de l’explosion du port de Beyrouth, Bujar Hoxha chef du bureau du CARE International au Liban, avait terminé uneContinue reading “Né à Pristina et miraculé de l’explosion de Beyrouth, Bujar Hoxha met son cœur au travail”

Born in Pristina and a survivor of the Beirut port explosion, Bujar Hoxha puts his heart to work

CARE US office grants its Lebanon Country Director the resilience award for the work of Titan he carried out after the blast On August 4, when the explosion of the Beirut port occurred, BujarHoxha, Country Director of CARE International in Lebanon, had finished an ordinary day of work and had just arrived at the dentist’sContinue reading “Born in Pristina and a survivor of the Beirut port explosion, Bujar Hoxha puts his heart to work”

Sarine Eskibachian: “I have not regained my zest for life but I am much better now”.

Sarine Eskibachian, 30, has hardly any scars on her face. “I have had five surgeries, mostly fat transplants and a lot of laser treatment to remove as much of the scars as I can. I still have to undergo a surgery for my right eyelid, because sometimes my eye doesn’t close anymore,” she says, delightedContinue reading “Sarine Eskibachian: “I have not regained my zest for life but I am much better now”.”

Siham Tekian: “Everything saddens me now. I was very lucky, but I am thinking mainly of the deteriorating situation in Lebanon”.

Siham Tekian lives on Armenia Street in the Mar Mikhael neighborhood, which was badly affected by the explosion. She runs a grocery store in the same building where she resides. Everything Siham possesses was destroyed by the explosion on August 4, 2020, and she was injured. “I came out of my house to call forContinue reading “Siham Tekian: “Everything saddens me now. I was very lucky, but I am thinking mainly of the deteriorating situation in Lebanon”.”

Dozens of migrant workers and Syrian refugees were among the Beirut blast victims.

“I was happy to find my daughter, but I had no idea she would be in the morgue”. More than 50 foreign nationals, including migrant workers and Syrian refugees, were killed in the Beirut blast. Hundreds of them were injured. Five are still missing. The names of some of the victims, possibly migrants, have neverContinue reading “Dozens of migrant workers and Syrian refugees were among the Beirut blast victims.”

Hayat Abou Chakra: “For me it’s always August 4, 2020”

“In one year, Hayat Abou Chakra, took more than 20 years. In her 60s, this slender blonde woman lost her 38-year-old son Chady in the Beirut Blast. Deaf from birth, Chady did not hear the emergency services who failed to locate him under the rubble of a building. His body was still warm when heContinue reading “Hayat Abou Chakra: “For me it’s always August 4, 2020””

Ritta Hanna, “I don’t even have to close my eyes to see the images scroll in front of me, all day long”

“My car was parked here. It wasn’t broken as much as my body,” says Ritta Hanna as she walks down rue Pasteur, in the Gemmayzé district. Rita Hanna was seriously injured in Beirut in the August 4, 2020, blast. It is for the first time in a year that she comes back the scene. “TheContinue reading “Ritta Hanna, “I don’t even have to close my eyes to see the images scroll in front of me, all day long””