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Beirut explosion: Lebanon's situation is beyond catastrophic

Beirut explosion: Lebanon's situation is beyond catastrophic

Dear friends and partners,

Lebanon's situation is beyond catastrophic. The Lebanese people are in shock. Too much loss is affecting everyone residing in Lebanon today.
Please help us spread the word, save Beirut, donate, and share our campaign.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/BeirutExplosion?utm_term=yEvxxrA6Y 

We will be using all funds to shelter, feed, and medicate those affected by the explosion and its repercussions.

What happened?

The Lebanese people awoke to a new sense of vulnerability yesterday, the day after one of the most shocking explosions to have struck the city capital Beirut and severely spreading destruction to the nearby neighborhoods Gemmayzeh, Karantina, Achrafieh, Dawra, and Bourj Hammoud.

On August 4, 2020, around 18:15, two massive explosions rocked Beirut's port, killing at least 100 people and injuring thousands more. It sent an enormous blast wave across the city that flattened nearby buildings to the floor, shattered windows, knocked down doors, and shook many buildings to the ground.

The shock wave raced through the densely populated residential areas affecting more than 750,000 individuals residing within the radius of more than 9 KM away from the blast site leaving families out on the streets with no food, shelter, or even emergency medical care.

Our field teams are currently distributed between Karentina and Gemmayzeh to identify and assess the urgent needs of the residents, mainly providing essential assistance including food, water, shelter, and medical aid, a group of volunteers spread to help residents clean their houses from rebels and shattered glass and furniture. Any help is vitally needed for now and many months ahead.

Besides the catastrophe caused by the blast, phase two of the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Lebanon hard with more than 5000 recorded cases and numbers increasing by the day; in addition to the economic crisis, the country is suffering since October.

Now is the time to act and save those who are stranded.

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Publish date:
2020-08-06