UN ignored plea for Beirut port blast probe evidence

The United Nations has repeatedly ignored requests for information to help the investigation into the Beirut port explosion. Lawyers representing hundreds of bereaved families sent letters over a period of five months to the U.N secretary general Antonio Gutierrez.

A city torn apart but the people of Beirut still don’t know why the investigation into last August’s explosion has stalled leaving a desperate search for answers. The international community has really let down the survivors of the explosion. There are many tools at the disposal of the U.N and the international community that they could have used to assist in the quest for justice and accountability. But that they have not done the survivors and bereaved families say they deserve better than this. But while the Lebanese authorities procrastinate and other countries don’t help where they can. the answers a nation needs will remain elusive.

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