Beirut needs our help
“Whoever relieves the hardship of a believer in this world, Allah will relieve his hardship on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever helps ease one in difficulty, Allah will make it easy for him in this world and in the Hereafter."- Muslim
“I’ve never seen anything like this”
Badiyah Ghazawi, a relief worker with our partner who is in Beirut’s port and blast zone told us:
“I’ve witnessed many crises – conflicts in Lebanon, and in Syria, but I’ve never seen anything like this. Absolute destruction. Homes flattened, roads filled with the remains of buildings. Everyone in Beirut has been affected. Our main source of food – the port, and the grain silos - is simply gone, a huge crater in its place. People were thrown into the sea, their bodies not yet recovered. I don’t know how Lebanon will recover from this, but I know that we need your help to do it.”
Human Appeal is on the ground in Beirut, distributing emergency food to the most vulnerable families through our local partner; and we need your help.
Millions face hunger in Beirut
Following a deadly explosion in Beirut port on Tuesday, at least 154 people have been killed and over 5,000 are injured. Over hundred more have been declared missing.
About 300,000 Lebanese people have lost their homes, making them vulnerable to hunger and COVID-19.
The Beirut port was the main source of food for millions of people in Lebanon, now they face hunger and food insecurity. The UN warns that 'The country is facing the prospect of dire shortages of food and medicine.'
The hospitals in Beirut are struggling to meet with demands as thousands need urgent care and three of the city's largest hospitals destroyed.
To date Lebanon has hosted 1.5 million refugees from Syria and Palestine. They welcomed those in need even with a struggling economy. Unemployment and poverty has recently risen due to the Covid-19 pandemic measures.
In just one day, thousands have been left homeless, hungry and vulnerable to Covid-19.
Today, Lebanon is counting on the international community to help them face this crisis.
Make a donation today and let us help those affected. We need your help. Beirut needs our help.
What are we doing to help?
We are on the ground responding to and reviewing local needs.
Right now, we are providing sandwiches, juice, water and apples to those affected by the blast. In the coming days we’ll be providing emergency food and COVID-19 protection packs, which provide a family with food and PPE to last a day.
As the emergency develops, we’ll continue to review the situation so that we can support survivors with what they most need, such as shelter, replacing windows and doors, and medical care.
Please donate now, and help us to protect the most vulnerable from hunger and coronavirus.