On Thursday, UNICEF in partnership with the Embassy of Japan in Lebanon inaugurated the Supplies Warehouse in Karantina, in aid to Lebanon’s Ministry of Public Health.
Per UNICEF’s statement, the warehouse, previously damaged by the Beirut port explosion, is now rehabilitated to ensure a functional central facility to support and improve maternal and child health, as well as the wellbeing of the underprivileged people in Lebanon.
The building is now one of the largest medical warehouses in the country, having the storage capacity for personal protective equipment, vaccine consumables, and medical equipment.
The warehouse has now more advanced firefighting and earthing systems to protect the personnel as well as emergency generators and solar panels to ensure a constant power supply.
Since starting the construction in May 2021, UNICEF, through funding from the Japanese Government, has worked hard to ensure that the project meets quality and safety levels.