As of 13 August, the death toll following the explosion at the Beirut Port reached 178 people, with over 6,000 people reported injured and 30 people still reported missing. The government extended the state of emergency in Beirut until 21 August.
WFP and humanitarian partners are supporting the national response to the explosions, with Shelter, Health, Food Security, and Protection as priority response sectors.
WFP is leading on the Food Security, Logistics, and Emergency Telecommunications Sectors.
COVID-19 transmission rates continue to spike, with 397 new cases and 8,881 total cases reported as of 17 August