After the explosion in Lebanon: humedica prepares to help
After the devastating explosions in the port of the Lebanese capital Beirut, also the Kaufbeuren aid organization humedica provides support. A mobile medical team is getting ready for an intervention. Rescue teams are equipped with personal protective clothing, too.
„The humedica team in Lebanon prepares to provide medical help for victims of the explosions. Usually, they take care of the healthcare for the many Syrian refugees in Lebanon“, reports humedica chairman Johannes Peter. „humedica has more than 40 years of experience in emergency and disaster relief aid, which we are glad to put to good use. Via our aid base on site we continue to offer the Lebanon urgently needed relief goods.“
„Also here in Zahlé, which is located approximately 50 kilometres from Beirut, we were able to smell and feel the yellow smoke caused by the detonation“ - Tatjana Bojarski, humedica coordinator in Lebanon.
Due to the explosions yesterday, more than 130 people lost their lives and more than 5,000 were injured according to the reports of the Red Cross. The detonations could be heard all over the city. Large parts of the port are destroyed, neighboring quarters were ravaged. The Lebanese government declared a state of emergency.
„Here in Zahlé, which is located about 50 kilometres from Beirut, we were also able to smell and feel the yellow smoke caused by the detonations“, says Tatjana Bojarski, humedica coordinator in Lebanon. She is in constant exchange with other aid organizations as well as the Lebanese authorities. „At the moment we are still coordinating our own relief measures. I hope that we will be informed later in the afternoon, what we can do furthermore to support the general relief efforts. We are convinced that many people will need our help in the days and weeks to come, because they have lost everything in the explosions“, adds Bojarski.