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ETS assesses site of Beirut Port explosions

It’s been eight days since Lebanon’s capital city was rocked by two explosions at the Port of Beirut, leaving an estimated 300,000 homeless and thousands injured. Amid the rubble and devastation caused by the blast, the ETS is on the ground with partners for a joint assessment mission. Communication networks – vital to emergency response – are being examined as part of recovery and rehabilitation efforts.

"The scale of the devastation is shocking. We're working with our partners to make sure we understand the full extent of the communications needs," says Prakash Muniandy, ETS Coordinator in Lebanon.