INTERPOL deploys response team to site of Beirut explosion

August 12, 2020
Share on

At the request of Lebanese authorities, INTERPOL is deploying a specialized IRT to Beirut following the explosion that resulted in the death of more than 150 people and destroyed a large swathe of the city.

Days after the explosion, many people remain missing. The international team, which includes Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) experts will provide on-site assistance.

“INTERPOL’s experience in providing this type of help can significantly help national authorities and we will continue to provide whatever assistance is required and requested by Lebanon,” the INTERPOL Chief added.

Read more

Interpol website

Countries covered:

  • Lebanon
Human Rights