On 4 August 2020, a series of explosions rocked the port of Beirut city. The powerful main blast resulted in at least 157 deaths, dozens of missing people, and upwards of 5,000 injured and an estimated 300,000 people left homeless. In response to this horrific event, The Nawaya Network and the IE Alumni Association in Lebanon, registration number 1185/AD, are partnering up to raise funds for disaster relief, health, and shelter organizations. Donations are tax-deductible for US and UK citizens.
A huge explosion rocked Beirut city on the evening of August 4, 2020, leaving 157 dead, dozens of missing people, upwards of 5,000 injured, and an estimated 300,000 people homeless. In a country weighed down by an unprecedented economic crisis, exasperated by the outbreak of COVID19, response to a disaster of this magnitude is slow, at best.
The Nawaya Network and IE Alumni Association are sending an emergency appeal to support the people of Lebanon with medical supplies for the wounded, food parcels, and shelter for those whose houses have been destroyed, basic home repairs for those whose houses are safe to live in but have suffered damage.
This project aims to meet the immediate needs of people affected by this disaster so that they may survive, find shelter, and receive medical care, as well as food and clean drinking water.