Appeals & Response Plans
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- ECHO: Lebanon | Forest Fires – DG ECHO Daily Map | 16/10/2019. 16 Oct 2019
- ECHO: Lebanon - Forest fires (DG ECHO, Lebanese Civil Defence, JRC-GWIS, Copernicus EMSR, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 16 October 2019). 16 Oct 2019
- UNDP: Lebanon: Health 2019 Mid-Year Statistical Dashboard. 14 Oct 2019
- DRC: Referral Information Management System (RIMS) Snapshot - September 2019. 16 Oct 2019
- ECHO: Lebanon - Forest fires update (Lebanese Civil Defence, DG ECHO, JRC-EFFIS, Copernicus EMSR, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 17 October 2019). 17 Oct 2019
Two days after the start of the war, an environmental crisis struck the Lebanese southern coast. With emergency plans unable to swing into action without a ceasefire, the disaster now threatens the Eastern Mediterranean coastline.
The Jiyeh Power Plant reservoirs, located 30 km south of Beirut, were the target of Israeli bombs on 13th and 15th July resulting in their complete destruction and release of the oil into the sea. Three weeks after the strike, the fire still burns and the thick oily layer continues to invade the sea.