Fact Sheet on School Rehabilitation in Beirut, 15 February 2021

Progress Updates on Rehabilitation Works

Public Schools

Rehab works have been launched in 86 out of 94 schools affected by the blasts. Out of these, 17 schools have been completed and delivered to MEHE, while works are still ongoing in 69 schools. As for the 8 remaining schools, they are currently either in the procurement process, or still undergoing technical assessment and validation.

The Spanish Embassy donated a modular prefabricated school to replace a damaged school. The school will be set up after the lockdown in a land lot in Quarantina donated by Beirut Governorate.

With the ongoing full lockdown due to COVID-19, rehab works have been suspended, which will impact the delivery timeline.

Provision of equipment and furniture for damaged public schools is currently in the procurement phase for all schools, except for public school CERD numbers 12, 19, 30, which have already received their furniture form AVSI.

Private Schools

The Rapid Assessment of Private Schools indicated that 114 private schools in Beirut and neighboring areas were affected by the blasts. More recently, additional schools reported damages directly to partners, bringing the total of private schools affected by the blasts to 132.

Rehab works by partners have been launched and are ongoing in most schools, whereas some schools have already undertaken or completed the works on their own, possibly with support from private and individual donors.

Based on the compiled and recently updated data, at least 58 private schools have reported implementing or completing their rehab works on their own. As for those still being rehabilitated by partners, 13 are still in the assessment or procurement phase and have not started the works, while 51 are ongoing, and 10 have been completed.

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