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Medair is launching emergency programming to support families affected by the 04 August explosion in the port of Beirut. The explosion, caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, killed more than 160 people and injured over 6,000. “I lived through more than 10 wars and conflicts, but I have never seen devastation like this,” says Wadeaa, who lives in a neighbourhood near the port of Beirut. “There are no places to go or hide. The street is our home. Now there is nothing.” Medair staff have begun distributing emergency shelter kits, containing plastic sheeting, timber, and tools to families affected…

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Hiba Hajj Omar

Communications Officer
comms-leb@medair.org
+961 76674419
based in Beirut, Lebanon (Arabic, English)

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Switzerland & International

Sue O’Connor

Sue O’Connor

(English)

Phone: +254 713 708 753
Email: sue.oconnor@medair.org

Afghanistan

Jonathan Kyle

Jonathan Kyle

(English, French)

Phone: +880 13 0685 4459
Email: comms-asia@medair.org

Bangladesh

Jonathan Kyle

Jonathan Kyle

(English, French)

Phone: +880 13 0685 4459
Email: comms-asia@medair.org

Middle East (Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq)

Abigail Drane

Abigail Drane

Regional Communications Manager for the Middle East (English)

Phone:  +962 (0)79 954 5525 (Jordan)
Phone:  +961 (0)81 313 440 (Lebanon)
Email: comms-mer@medair.org

Iraq

Amy van Drunen

Amy van Drunen

Media & Press Coordinator (English)

Phone: +964 (0)75 174 02 881
Email: comms-irq@medair.org

Jordan

Tamara Elkouz

Tamara Elkouz

(English, Arabic)

Phone: + 962 (0) 796 346 785
Email: comms-jor@medair.org

Lebanon

Hiba Haj Omar

Hiba Haj Omar

(English, Arabic)

Phone: +961 (0) 76 93 61 43
Email: comms-leb@medair.org

Africa

Democratic Republic of Congo

Pete Harrison

Pete Harrison

(English, French)

Phone: +243 (0) 998 591 351
Email: comms-cod@medair.org

South Sudan

Sue O’Connor

Sue O’Connor

(English)

Phone: +254 713 708 753
Email: comms-sds@medair.org

Madagascar

Mialy Chrystelle Rakotomavo

Mialy Chrystelle Rakotomavo

(English, French)

Phone:  +261 (0)32 05 146 02
E-mail: comms-mdg@medair.org