A survey by Beirut Urban Lab exploring the aspects of life in Beirut ruptured by the blast in 2020, has shown that the occupancy rate stood at 54% for eight sub-neighborhood residential clusters located in neighborhoods of the city that were severely affected by the Port explosion.

In addition to that, a quarter of the residents (26%) did not return after the blast, while half the residents who received NGO assistance mentioned they were dissatisfied with the quality of the repairs. Overall, “45% of households relied on NGOs , 62% commissioned their own work , and 5% received financial compensation from the Lebanese Army.”

As far as tenure insecurity is concerned, one quarter (25%) of renter households felt they might soon face eviction.

You can check out the full report [here].