Lebanon: Rebuilding for the future

May 25, 2021
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The huge explosions in Beirut’s port on 4 August last year did not spare the Lebanese capital’s schools as it brought devastation to large swathes of the city. Piles of rubble and broken glass lay in the corridors and courtyards of affected public schools as UNICEF swiftly set about assessing their rehabilitation needs and ensured repairs to classrooms that suffered light damage.

Many schools were left with no windows, no doors and broken walls. Rebuilding schools posed another challenge to the nation’s education system; one that was already reeling from an economic crisis and the coronavirus pandemic.

Through funding from the European Union, and Germany through the German development bank KfW, UNICEF has completed rehabilitation work at four of the city’s damaged public schools, enabling students to return to their classrooms.

Today, through the European Union’s and KfW’s funding, more of Beirut’s schools are back in great shape and gearing up to welcome their students back into their classrooms as fulltime education gets set to recommence.


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Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon – website and Facebook page

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  • Lebanon