The explosions in Beirut, Lebanon left hundreds of deaths and thousands injured and caused severe damage to some of Beirut’s most historic neighborhoods, major museums, galleries and religious sites at a time when Lebanon was already experiencing other crises, including the COVID-19 Pandemic. As a UNESCO special ambassador, I join my family for UNESCO and express my deepest condolences to the families of those affected and would like to appeal to all people to jointly provide our support and participation for the city of Beirut.
Dr. h.c. Ute-Henriette Ohoven
Following the devastating twin explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, on 4 August 2020, UNESCO is mobilizing leading organizations and experts from Lebanon and abroad in an effort to coordinate emergency and longer-term measures to safeguard the city’s severely damaged education system and cultural heritage. The explosions claimed hundreds of lives and left thousands injured also inflicting severe damages to some of Beirut’s most historic neighbourhoods, major museums, galleries and religious sites at a time when Lebanon was already reeling from other crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic.UNESCO extends its deepest condolences to the families of the impacted and renews its strong support to the city of Beirut.
UNESCO will host three virtual ResiliArt debates in the framework of its action #ForBeirut to mobilize support for the recovery of the Lebanese capital, which was devastated by two explosions at its port on 4 August.
On 10 September 2020, from 7 pm to 8.30 pm (CET). OnResiliArt Lebanon: Defending cultural diversity through creativity
On 17 September 2020, ResiliArt Lebanon: Museums and Art Galleries for the Return of Cultural Life in Beirut
On 24 September 2020, ResiliArt Lebanon: Bridging the Past and Future through Built Heritage