How to Watch the Video of the Beirut Explosion (Video)
The video, produced by the U.S. State Department, is part of a series produced by The Daily Caller News Foundation to showcase videos that were distributed on social media.
The video was uploaded on Oct. 24 by @the_baker_viral, who is the user name of a U.N. employee and a member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
The video shows images of buildings collapsing and people fleeing the scene.
“There were people who fled from the blast, but many more who died,” Baker said in a statement.
“The ICRC is calling on all nations to immediately halt the use of humanitarian and other aid to civilians and civilians in the affected areas, and to cease the use by civilians of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and other international organizations, especially the ICRC.”
The video includes several images of victims who appear to be in their 20s or 30s, with faces obscured by masks.
“We’re very concerned that there may have been civilians who were killed or injured in the explosion,” Baker added.
“They should be brought to justice.”
A representative for the ICCR did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Baker’s video also features an account of a man named Aneel who was working at the UNRWA when the bomb went off.
“He came out and saw what was going on and he ran away from the explosion and was still alive when he saw it,” Baker told The Daily Beast.
“But it was only when he came to see his wife and his daughter, that he realized it was a bomb.”
Aneels wife and daughter are among the dead.
“His wife and children were killed.
They were all trapped in the rubble, and they’re still trapped in there,” Baker continued.
“Some of them are still being buried in the ground.
And some of them were lucky.
They are still alive, but they’re trapped.
There’s still one child, a woman who was in her 60s, who died, but she’s alive and she’s breathing.”
Baker said the U,N.
has yet to release the names of the victims.
He noted that the ICDC has yet not provided a link to the videos.
“As far as we know, we’ve only seen a portion of the videos, and we haven’t seen the full video,” he said.
“It’s something we need to find out more about.
The rest of the video is just a collection of images of people who were injured, but who died.
So that’s what we want to find.
We want to see all of the images of the people who lost their lives, because we can’t have that kind of suffering and destruction in the region, especially when we have such a large humanitarian effort underway.”
The videos, which were posted on Twitter and Facebook, were created by the UN and ICRC in coordination with aid groups, which are coordinating with the Red Crescent and other organizations to help victims.
“UNR WA has been working with the ICCRC to identify and aid displaced people in areas affected by the blast,” the agency said in its statement.
“[The ICRRC] is working with humanitarian partners to provide support to those affected by this tragedy, including providing emergency shelter and medical care, providing food and clothing, and providing essential humanitarian support to families and communities impacted by this incident.”
The ICRC said it is not providing any immediate assistance.
Baker said that the UN was “still working with ICRC partners and the Red Cabs and ICDC to determine the exact extent of the damage, the impact, and how many lives were lost.”
Baker told HuffPost that the UNAIDS, an organization that works with the United States and many other countries on relief efforts, is coordinating with humanitarian organizations to provide aid to displaced civilians in Lebanon.
“This is the third time this year that UNR WA and UNAID have worked together to help with the recovery of displaced people, and UNR Wa is committed to helping our partners with the most vulnerable people, like the injured,” Baker wrote in a Medium post.
“And it is very clear that the United Kingdom and the U of A have been working to provide humanitarian assistance to people displaced in the aftermath of the blast.
We are working closely with the UVA, and UVA has provided emergency assistance to UNR Wash and Una, and it is clear that we have a partnership with UNAI and UWA.”
Baker has also been working for the URA since 2013, when he became the UCA representative in Beirut.
In 2015, he led the UFA delegation in a “peaceful demonstration” in Beirut that included a call to “bring the perpetrators of the horrific bombing to justice and to stop their use of violence.”
Baker did not respond to multiple requests for comment from HuffPost.