Charity

9 Organisations Helping In Beirut That You Can Donate To

A blast in the Lebanese capital has killed at least 100 people and injured thousands more.

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On the evening of Aug. 4, there was a massive explosion in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. The disaster happened near Beirut’s port in a highly populated area of the city with lots of attractions. Soon, local people and journalists started to post on social media, explaining that cars had been flipped in the blast, glass littered the streets, and homes had been destroyed. It’s been reported that at least 160 people have been killed and 6,000 others were injured. Relief efforts are ongoing to find missing people.

At times like this, funding for teams on the ground that are tending to people most affected is crucial. It's reported that the Lebanese government is allocating 100 billion Lebanese pounds to deal with the blast, but a number of charities and agencies have also committed to providing funds and support as the scale of this crisis becomes apparent.

Here are nine charities and pages you can donate to in order to help Beirut. Alongside monetary donations, you can help the efforts of social media accounts like Locate Victims Beirut that are working to find people and reunite families by reposting and spreading the word.

Lebanese Red Cross

The Lebanese Red Cross has provided 75 ambulances, along with staff and first responders to help the most vulnerable affected by the explosion. They’ve also established triage centers across the city in mosques and centers to help the people they can’t reach in their homes.

Donate here.

Impact Lebanon

Impact Lebanon is a nonprofit organization that has set up a Just Giving page to support first responders and the people who have been affected by the explosion in Beirut. They’re working with other charities and organizations to establish how best to split resources and donations.

Donate here.

Live Love Beirut

Live Love Beirut has pooled funds to help support NGOs on the ground in Beirut. Its crisis relief fund supports charities that are working to treat people affected by the disaster, find people who are still missing, and rebuild the city and people’s lives.

Donate here.

Lebanese Food Bank

The fallout from explosions like the one in Beirut is exponential. For days, weeks, and months, people can be left struggling to access food and safe spaces. The Lebanese Food Bank works with vulnerable people and families to ensure they have food and provisions.

Donate here.

Beit El Baraka

Beit El Baraka is a nonprofit organisation established in Beirut to help older citizens. It supports the people of Lebanon by helping to provide food and housing, medical support, and agriculture. So many houses have been destroyed in the blast, leaving many vulnerable, meaning Beit El Baraka's work will be more important than ever.

Donate here.

Save The Children

Save The Children has been working with children and young people across Lebanon for six decades. On their website, they've put out an appeal stating that support will be essential over the coming days, weeks, and months as hospitals are totally overwhelmed. They've committed to providing medical care and physical and emotional protection for the most vulnerable.

Donate here.

Humanity & Inclusion

Humanity & Inclusion has worked in Lebanon since 1992 and has launched a crisis appeal to ensure that those who have been affected by the blast have access to physical therapists and psychosocial experts. They’re providing assistance to hospitals and rehabilitation centres to ensure that the people who have been injured get the psychological support they need.

Donate here.

CARE

CARE is an international humanitarian organisation working to provide aid in the form of responders on the ground. They’ve been working in Lebanon since 2006 and have been active throughout the pandemic, distributing supplies, and providing support for the people most in need.

Donate here.

Project HOPE

Project HOPE has organised an emergency response team to work in Beirut to coordinate the distribution of medical supplies and protective gear for hospitals and first responders.

Donate here.