Updated, August 4th, 2022.
August 4th, 2021 might seem like any other regular summer day for anyone not Lebanese. For Lebanon, it marks one year after one of its darkest days in history: The Beirut Port Explosion.
One year since one of the most devastating non-nuclear explosions in history quaked Lebanon, crumbled its capital, killed over 230 people, and injured thousands.
One year since the excruciating catastrophe with no answers and no justice served. The perpetrators of this massive crime are still free.
Say their names because they are not just numbers in a list.
Say their names because every victim who was killed by the August 4 explosion was a precious human being, loving and honoring life, and dreaming of and planning for a future they would never get to live.
Fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, wives, husbands, grandmothers, grandfathers… Every one of them meant the world for someone. Authoritative negligence killed them, snatching them away from their loved ones forever.
Their memories remain alive in the hearts of the Lebanese nation and so it shall be forever.
1 Abdel Salim El Ali Salem
2 Abdel Kader Bloso
3 Abdo Tanious Ata, 39 years old. He was found dead under his home 20 hours after the blast
4 Abdul Kader Ali Terras. He died later from his injuries
5 Ahmad Ibrahim Kaadan. He worked as a taxi driver
6 Ahmad Mohammad Ameira
7 Alexandra Najjar. She was 3 years young.
8 Ali Abbas Ismail
9 Ali Abdo Ayoub
10 Ali Hussein Zeineddine. He worked at a pizzeria
11 Ali Ibrahim Jassem Obeid
12 Ali Ismail El Sayed Chahata
13 Ali Kassem Sawan. He was among those missing
14 Ali Mehsen Mcheik. He was a port laborer, working overtime for an extra 50 cents
15 Alice Balian
16 Amin Zahed. He was found in the sea 30 hours after the explosion
17 Amina Salim Karbik
18 Anite Karabit Khatishikian
19 Antoine El Barmaki, an activist
20 Arlet Meglangit. She was a migrant house worker who came to Lebanon to afford her family back home a better life
21 Armand Tayan
22 Asmahan Miled Sarouf. The explosion reached her in her house, taking her life.
23 Ayman Homsi
24 Ayman Ibrahim Jasem Al Eid
25 Ayman Issam Sleiman, a father of two children
26 Ayman Mostapha
27 Ayman Nour Din, a captain in the Lebanese Army
28 Ayman Obeid, 26
29 Baby-Linn Serohijos
30 Chacke Sadek
31 Chadi Abou Chakra
32 Chant Hagopian
33 Charbel Abdo Mata, state security
34 Charbel Hati, 22-year-old. He was one of the heroes of the Beirut fire brigade killed in the line of duty while attempting to extinguish the fire of the warehouse storing the Ammonium Nitrate.
35 Charbel Karam. He was one of the heroes of the Beirut fire brigade killed in the line of duty while attempting to extinguish the fire of the warehouse storing the Ammonium Nitrate.
36 Chawki Mohammad Allouch, a daily worker at the port
37 Christelle Nazih El Adem. He worked as an employee at the Bank of Beirut
38 Cidra Al Kenno
39 Claudette El Halabi
40 Claudia Khalil Lakkis Ewaz
41 Cyril Michel Kanaan, worked at An-Nahar Newspaper
42 Dalia Boghos Kedikian
43 Dayan Michel Khoury Dib, mother of two. She was on her way home from work when the blast killed her
44 Elias Bassam Khoury. He died later from his injuries. He was 15 years old.
45 Elie Khouzami. He was one of the heroes of the Beirut fire brigade killed in the line of duty while attempting to extinguish the fire at the warehouse storing the Ammonium Nitrate.
46 Estephan Said Rouhanna, Lebanese Army
47 Etanu Deehisa
48 Isaac Oehlers. He was 2 years young. He’s the youngest victim.
49 Fadi Hussein
50 Fadi Naim
51 Fares George Kiwan, general security
52 Farouk Al Sallou
53 Fawzi Kalailet
54 Feryal Al Kiki, suffered a heart attack caused by the explosion
55 Fida Khoury
56 Firas Meteeb Dahwish, handler at Saleh Barakat Gallery
57 Gabrielle Brigitte Kuhnle-Radtke
58 Gaia Fadoulian, gallerist
59 George Maalouf, 32, Lebanese Army
60 George Naja Freiha
61 George Pierro Demiani
62 George Saad
63 George Salim Al Wez
64 Georges Farjallah Daibes, Internal Security Forces
65 Georges Madi
66 Ghassan Hasrouty. He worked at the Beirut port. He was among those missing
67 Gretta Attallah
68 Hailemariam Demssie Reta, worked on the Orient Queen Ship
69 Hala Tayyah. She was a jewelry designer
70 Hamad Medhat Al Attar. He was a day laborer at the Beirut port
71 Hamza Hussein Iskandar, Lebanese Army sergeant
72 Hanna George Akkbani
73 Haoulo Ahmad Abbas
74 Hassan Moustapha Tay, Lebanese Army sergeant
75 Hassan Akram Chames, Lebanese Army
76 Hassan Ali Maneh
77 Hassan Kamel Haidar
78 Hassan Sadek, Lebanese Army, father of two
79 Hayat Gergi Fadel
80 Hedwig Motlans Moliere, wife of the Dutch Ambassador
81 Housam Batal
82 Hussein Abd El Rahim Bashar. He was found under the rubbles a week after the explosion
83 Ibrahim Abdelmohsen Al Sayed Abou Kasba
84 Ibrahim Amin, port laborer
85 Imad Zaher Din
86 Ivone Sorsok Kokarian, 87. She died recently in the hospital
87 Iyad Zeid Al Amin, 50, a civil engineer
88 Izabelleh Machaalani
89 Jack Sarkis Barmikian. He worked as an employee at SGBL
90 Jackeline Gebrine. She worked as a nurse in Haddad Hospital
91 Jacques Gemayel
92 Jad Gergeh Al Dahdah
93 Jad Samaha. He was in the hospital welcoming his newborn baby boy
94 Jawad Ajwad Chaya. He was an aide in the Lebanese Army
95 Jean Fredric Alam
96 Jean-Marc Bonfils, architect
97 Jessica Bezdijian. She was a nurse at Saint George Hospital
98 Jessy Kahwaji Daoud. She was 31. She was a nurse at Saint George Hospital
99 Jihad Antoine Saade. He was caring for his 6-year-old daughter in Saint George Hospital when the explosion killed him.
100 Jihad Omar, a brigadier general in the Lebanese Army
101 Joe Akiki. He was a worker in the port of Beirut.
102 Joe Elie Abo Saab. He was a member of the civil defense forces, killed in the line of duty while attempting to extinguish the fire at the warehouse storing the Ammonium Nitrate.
103 Joe Francis Haddad, general security
104 Joe George Andoun
105 Joe Noun. He was one of the heroes of the Beirut fire brigade killed in the line of duty while attempting to extinguish the fire at the warehouse storing the Ammonium Nitrate.
106 John Koubli
107 Jolbab Sajed Ali. She was 14 years old when the explosion killed her.
108 Joseph Latif Merhi
109 Joseph Roukoz
110 Josephine Abou Zeid, artist
111 Joud Hajj Mostapha
112 Kaissar Fouad Abo Merhej, general security forces
113 Kamal Kafa, lieutenant in the Lebanese Army
114 Kassem Youssef Al Mawla
115 Kazem Chamesddine, 60, father and grandfather
116 Khaldiye Saaid Bakri
117 Khaled Wahoud. He worked on a ship at the Beirut port
118 Khalil Badih Aoun Mjais
119 Khalil Issa
120 Latifa Moustapha
121 Laurette Owaida Richa
122 Layla Metre Khoury
123 Lina Abo Hamdan. She was a nurse at Saint George Hospital
124 Lina Najjar, housewife, the explosion reached her in her house
125 Liza Kezbekyan
126 Mahmoud Ali Saiid, 22. He worked as a waiter
127 Mahmoud Hussein Khaled
128 Majida Kassab. She was caring for her sick mother in St Georges Hospital when the explosion killed her.
129 Malak Bzaza Ayoub
130 Margot Tabbal
131 Maria Pia Emanuel Abo Sleiman. The explosion reached her inside her home in Achrafieh and took her life.
132 Maria Waltmans Hadwig
133 Marie Saad
134 Marion Hochar. She was a mother of two. She was killed by the explosion inside her home.
135 Mary Farhat
136 Mary Khalil Touk. She was a media officer at EDL
137 Mazen Raja Zwayhed, an engineer
138 Mehdy Hassan Rami
139 Mireille Germanos. She was working as a nurse at Saint George Hospital
140 Misele Hawa, a firefighter who was first at the scene with his unit, attempting to extinguish the fire at the port when the Ammonium Nitrate exploded, killing him and his unit.
141 Mizan Al Aiila
142 Mohamad Ahmad Alaedine, a security guard
143 Mohamad Ahmad Ayrout
144 Mohamad Hussein Al Sibaai
145 Mohamad Hussein Dgheim
146 Mohamad Mahmoud
147 Mohammad Ahmad Abbas
148 Mohammad Al Hussein
149 Mohammad Alaa Din Damaj
150 Mohammad Ali Abbas
151 Mohammad Jamal
152 Mohammad Nour Doughan. He was a worker at the Beirut port.
153 Mohammad Tleis. He was a worker at the Beirut port.
154 Mohammad Sleiby
155 Mostapha Mohammad Ayrout. He was a worker on the Orient Queen Ship
156 Mostapha Saed Din Bleik
157 Msarkis Takiryan
158 Najib Hati. He was a 26-year-old firefighter, a member of the Beirut fire brigade unit killed in the line of duty while attempting to extinguish the fire at the warehouse storing the Ammonium Nitrate.
159 Nawal Atieh
160 Nawal Hamdan
161 Nazar Nazarian, 63 years old
162 Neamathallah Antoine Mekheiber. He was visiting Lebanon on vacation when the explosion killed him.
163 Nicolas Youssif Chedid
164 Nicole Majid Helo. She worked as an employee at SGBL
165 Paulette Isakndar Hashem
166 Perlita Mendoza
167 Ralph Melahi. He was one of the heroes of the Beirut fire brigade killed in the line of duty while attempting to extinguish the fire at the warehouse storing the Ammonium Nitrate.
168 Rami Hassan Kaaki. He was one of the heroes of the Beirut fire brigade killed in the line of duty while attempting to extinguish the fire at the warehouse storing the Ammonium Nitrate.
169 Rawan Misto, 20 years old, waitress and sole provider for her family
170 Rezol Mounir Sekder
172 Rushdi Al Jamal
173 Sabah Merhej Merhej Nassour
174 Sahar Fares, a 25-year-old firefighter paramedic, member of the brigade unit that rushed to extinguish the fire at the warehouse storing the Ammonium Nitrate, and was killed in the line of duty.
175 Samir Boulous Karam
176 Sr. Sophie Khosrafian, nun
177 Tanios Mekhayel El Murr
178 Tharwat Hoteit, Lebanese Army
179 Therese Merhi Antoun
180 Warijan Oghos Tassonian
181 William Azar, 32 years old. He was a senior manager at KPMG
182 Wissam Faisal. He was a worker at a restaurant 183 Yaacoub Gemayel
184 Yehya Azam Hamwi
185 Youssef Saleh Lahoud
186 Yvette Gergi Al Mini
187 Zeina Chamoun
188 Zeina Ramzi Raji Zaarour
189 Ziad Mostafa Al Sobh
190 Rashid MD Hafizor
191 Bissan Tibati. He was 7 years old. He died from his injuries 7 days after the explosion.
192 Amer Hussein. He was 25 years old. He worked on one of the boats at the port and was preparing for his wedding.
193 Mohammad Obeid Issa Sleiby
194 Abdeldlmuhib Mohamad Makhlouf
195 Jamal Daoud Mia
196 Nawal Hamdan
197 Mohammad Hussein Dgheim
198 Mohammad Issa Al Mahmoum
199 Etetu Dechassa Tulu
200 Issa Khodr
201 Sidra Al Kanou
202 Ahmad Mahmoud Mehdi
203 Ahmad Saras
204 Rassil Massoud Mia
205 Marine Elias Elias
206 Mohamad Ahmad Ayrout
207 Fawwas Hamad Jasem
208 Fadila Sawas
209 Ghayda Haritha
210 Doll Mahmoud
211 Mohamad Obeid Al Hussein
212 Latifa Hajj Steif
213 Jude Hajj Steif
214 George Al Wez
215 Fadwa Doumit Sado
216 Fadi Hussein Al Rabih
217 Ayman Al Homeish
218 Abdul Karim Hanshul. He was 18 years old.
219 Ahmad Haddad
220 Ahmad Khalaf
221 Ahmad Khaled Al Mahmoud. He was 10 years old.
222 Ali Sobhi Khalaf
223 Ali Harji
224 Imam Mahmoud Hameem
225 Aref Yaser Beik
226 Ayman Ibrahim Youssef
227 Shakira Ali
228 Hala Ibrahim Abdulrahman. She was 7 years old.
229 Hamam Mahmoud Al Mohammad. He was 18 years old.
230 Ghiath Abdel Mo’men Rizk
231 Dima Kaiss. She died a couple of months later after falling into a coma.
232 Lady Yvonne Cochrane-Sursock. She died from her wounds 2 weeks later.
233 Ardem, 57-year-old, died 7 months later in the hospital from the severe mental and emotional trauma.
234 Arlette Jean Kattah. She was in her pharmacy at the time of the blast and was severely injured. She died after one year in a coma, on the first anniversary of the Beirut Explosion, on August 4th, 2021.
235 Ibrahim Harb. 35 years old. He worked as an accountant. He passed away after being in a coma for more than 13 months.
236 Abbas Al-Mazloum, father of 5 kids, worked as a chef in a Mar Mikhael restaurant where the blast knocked him down, injured severely his head, and broke his spine, paralyzing him. He suffered for over a year and 2 months and succumbed to his injuries in October 2021.
237 Julia Audi succumbed to her critical health condition on March 26th, 2022. Julia was in a coma for one month and had a long journey of suffering before she died, over 19 months after the explosion.
238 Rita Antoun Hardini passed away on Sunday, March 27th, 2022, after barely surviving in a state of coma since the blast, hooked to an oxygen breathing machine. She was 20 years old.
239 Rami Fawaz, age 48, died on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022, after suffering for over 20 months from his injuries. The power of the blast reached him in Achrafieh where he lived with his family, collapsing a sheet of glass on him. He leaves behind a wife and 2 kids aged 3 and 5.
240 George Haddad, 68, passed away on May 19th, 2022, after having spent 2 years struggling with grave bodily injuries, impaired mobility, and health complications.
And the 4 unidentified victims: 3 women and 1 man.