The World Bank said on Wednesday it was ready to mobilize the resources it has at its disposal to help Lebanon, after the gigantic explosion that left more than 100 dead, thousands of injured, and devastated part of Beirut on Tuesday.
The institution assured it could “deploy its expertise to undertake a rapid assessment of the damage and needs and to develop a reconstruction plan in accordance with international standards,” according to a statement released Wednesday.
She proposed to “share lessons and experiences from around the world in managing disaster recovery and reconstruction processes”.
The World Bank also stressed that it could “actively participate in a platform with Lebanon’s partners in order to mobilize public and private financial support for reconstruction”.
“A long-time partner of Lebanon”, she said she was “(willing) to reprogram existing resources and explore additional funding”.