A catastrophic explosion rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut on August 4th, 2020, leaving more than 200 dead and 6,500 injured, three years on and the people of Lebanon are still in need of support to help them rebuild their lives.
The country went into a state of emergency after the blast, the destruction left over 300,000 people homeless.
Right now in Beirut, Penny Appeal are working closely with our partners on the ground to provide emergency aid, including emergency food packs, hygiene kits, shelter and psychosocial support for those who were affected by the blast.
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Years have passed, but the impact remains immense
“Whoever saves a life, it is as if they have saved all of humanity.” (Qur'an 5:32)
In the immediate aftermath of the 2020 explosion, hospitals were overwhelmed, police were frantically searching for missing people and 300,000 people were left stranded with nowhere to live.
In the aftermath, Penny Appeal and our partners helped 23,691 people in Lebanon, through the delivery of 21,000 hot meals, 7,080 food packs, 2,330 hygiene kits, 500 medical consultations, as well as community psychosocial support and shelter programming.
The long-term effects of this catastrophic blast are major, with political problems and the ongoing impacts of the pandemic.
The country is home to over 1.7 million Syrian and Palestinian refugees, making up almost a quarter of the country’s population. The economic impact of this disaster has devastated already struggling families, and the poorest and most vulnerable have been hit hard.
You can make a difference today. You can help rebuild their lives.
Donate now to our Lebanon Emergency Appeal and help the vulnerable survivors of the Beirut blast rebuild their lives!
An Update From Our Partners In Lebanon
Your Donations in Action
Thanks to you, we were able to provide rapid emergency aid to the people who were injured in the blast and to those who lost everything, Alhamdulillah. But thousands of our brothers and sisters are still in dire need of support, your donations are needed now more than ever.
Penny Appeal are working with our trusted partners on the ground in Beirut to support vulnerable families and individuals that are still feeling the effects of the blast. We are providing direct food assistance, hygiene and baby products, temporary accommodation, psychosocial care and cash-based support so families have the flexibility to address their specific needs.
We have already helped thousands of families with emergency food and medical support, but the crisis doesn’t end there. Communities that have been severely affected by the blast need your help to continue rebuilding their lives. Years may have passed, but the struggle continues. Please help today.
Penny Appeal will endeavour to use your gift as requested, wherever possible. If for any reason we cannot use your donation as you have indicated, we will use it to fund similar projects in other countries or other projects in the relevant country. Penny Appeal’s strategic overview and on the ground experience means it is in the best position to decide how to meet need as it arises.