We would like to take this chance to thank each and every one of you for the great humanity you have shown to the people of Beirut upon hearing the news about the tragic explosion which rocked the capital back on August 4th. Your very generous contributions have supported thousands of affected Lebanese families who are still trying to recover from the aftermath of such an event.
Through our amazing partner GlobalGiving and thanks to you, URDA raised USD 338,547, a very generous amount which allowed us to provide the following services:
An immediate inspection of all affected areas on the night of the explosion.
Dispatching 2 medical mobile clinics with a fully equipped medical team to treat the injured.
Dispatching teams of employees and volunteers across all affected areas in Beirut to help with removing the rubble and cleaning the streets.
Offering psychosocial support sessions to affected individuals who need help.
Offering psychological First Aid on spot with a trained team.
Distribution of 2,250 food parcels which benefited around 10,125 beneficiaries.
Distribution of 4,821 water packs of 6 large bottles per family which benefited around 21,695 beneficiaries.
Distribution of 1,520 bread bundles which benefited around 6,840 individuals.
Distribution of 1,230 hot meals that benefited 5,535 beneficiaries.
Distribution of 1,125 hygiene kits containing basic hygiene supplies which benefited around 5,063 beneficiaries.
Distribution of 34 medical supplies kits per healthcare center. This distribution targeted 5 main healthcare facilities in Beirut.
169 house repairs and rehabilitation projects which benefited 761 beneficiaries.
Targeted areas included the Martyrs Square area, Mar Mkhayel, Salim Slam, Borj Hammoud, Ashrafeyye, Gemayzeh, and Karantina areas. Our services were offered to affected families of all nationalities in Beirut without discrimination.
Thanks again for your grand contributions. Please feel free to check our Winter Appeal project on GlobalGiving which is targeting refugee camps across Lebanon.
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