New York

04 August 2020

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the explosions in Beirut, Lebanon

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Lebanon, following the horrific explosions in Beirut today. He wishes a speedy recovery to the injured, including several United Nations personnel working in Lebanon.
The United Nations remains committed to supporting Lebanon at this difficult time, and is actively assisting in the response to this incident.