August 5, 2020
Gemmayzeh had become almost world-famous for its nightlife and charm. It is now world famous because of its proximity to the Port of Beirut and its infamous terrible explosion on August 4, 2020.
The disaster inflicted to Gemmayzeh, Mar Mkhael and Ashrafieh is being faced with the energy of these areas’ population, the whole Lebanese community, the Lebanese diaspora, and fortunately with the help of many foreign governments and organizations. Needless to say, the immense consequences of the catastrophe require the involvement of all those, plus many others.
In line with its mission, the Gemmayzeh Development Association (ADG) is working with NGO’s, international organizations, as well as with the Lebanese Army to channel, organize, deliver, fund, and coordinate all types of relief actions needed by the population and the blast-impacted areas.