On Tuesday, August 4 a massive explosion blasted through Beirut’s city center fueled by nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate. More than 100 people have been killed, with hundreds missing and thousands more injured. It is estimated that 300,000 people will be displaced due to damaged homes.
Lebanon has already been heavily impacted by COVID-19 and an economic crisis that has forced tens of thousands into poverty; this latest explosion only exacerbates those prior struggles.
Through a single donation to the Fund, you can support multiple organizations' initiatives to provide a short-term and long-term response and recovery. We have initially selected organizations that are on the ground assisting with immediate relief needs, including rescue efforts and medical assistance. The composition of nonprofits in this Fund is subject to change as we learn more about the needs on the ground.