The Human Faces of the Beirut Explosion

Yesterday, the talk was about the cause of the Beirut fire and explosion with comments made about if it was deliberate or an accident, or indeed an attack. Video images were streamed with observations to support all these positions and heated debates were held in different forums.  Today, it is different for many of us … Continue reading The Human Faces of the Beirut Explosion

The Human and Economic Cost of the Explosion in Beirut Lebanon on 4th of August 2020

The fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral, which fortunately saw no major casualties led to over $1.1 billion dollars being donated by the global community - will Lebanon be overlooked now at this moment of devastation or will the global community rise to the occasion as we must do whenever such a tragedy occurs?

The Fire of Notre Dame: Economic Lessons Learned

The content of this blog is part of a paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health Risk: Reducing Risk, Improving Outcomes in Ancona Italy 25-27 September, 2019. Introduction On the 15th of April 2019 at 6:18pm, a fire began in the roof of the French gothic Notre Dame Cathedral … Continue reading The Fire of Notre Dame: Economic Lessons Learned