Press in Morning Star: “As I talk to you now, Beirut is burning.”

Following the devastating Beirut explosion, the Young Communist League spoke to Union of Lebanese Democratic Youth president Adnan Al Mokdad about his organisation’s response and the fast-moving political situation in Lebanon.

On Monday 10 August 2020 the International Commission of the YCL also organised an appeal for our comrades in Lebanon to carry out essential aid work.

On August 4 an explosion tore apart the Port of Beirut, leaving at least 158 dead, 6,000 injured and 300,000 people homeless according to the BBC. Meanwhile, Lebanon has been experiencing severe economic decline, with over 50,000 people protesting against the government on August 8.

The YCL has launched an appeal for donations to fund relief, rescue and rebuilding work by the ULDY as well as support for affected and impoverished people.

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https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/f/as-i-talk-to-you-now-beirut-is-burning

This article also featured in Challenge:

https://challenge-magazine.org/2020/08/16/as-i-talk-to-you-now-beirut-is-burning/