On August 4, 2020, a blast in Beirut’s port area caused immense damage to the city, killing approximately 200 people, and leaving 6,500 injured and over 300,000 displaced.
This study examines the inclusivity of the emergency response and reconstruction efforts carried out by both governmental and non-governmental agencies after the Beirut Blast and their response to different groups affected by the Blast. While the study unpacks the rationale for inclusion, it aims to examine the current recovery and reconstruction initiatives and identify existing challenges and opportunities for an inclusive emergency response.
We have also produced two guidelines for reconstructing inclusive heritage buildings and inclusive school buildings. These two guidelines can assist designers, architects and developers in rebuilding damaged heritage and school building affected by the blast in an inclusive way.
For more information about the guidelines
you can download the two guidelines in pdf format.