As Lebanon marks the second anniversary of a devastating explosion in the Port of Beirut, observers say little progress has been made on an explanation, and many citizens are angry at the lack of answers. Meanwhile, the country’s social and economic crises are worsening.
Two years after she was killed during the Port of Beirut explosion, Krystel El-Adm’s name lives on in the form of help given to students in Lebanon. The Krystel El-Adm Foundation, established by her family, provides scholarships to students.
The damage sustained by St. Joseph Church from the August 4, 2020, Beirut port explosion has been repaired. But repairing parishioners’ frazzled nerves will take a lot longer.
Nearly a year after the blast at the Beirut port, the memory of that night is still so vivid. Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui, located about a half-mile from the site of the explosion, suffered extensive damage the night of Aug. 4.
Six months after an explosion ripped through the Port of Beirut, killing more than 200 people, injuring 7,500, and causing $15 billion in property damage, efforts are ongoing to rebuild the Lebanese capital.