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Beirut Explosion - Lebanon Emergency

A catastrophic explosion has devastated Beirut and now children urgently need your help. Please donate now.

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Lebanon's children need urgent help.

A catastrophic explosion has devastated Beirut, killing more than 140 people and injuring thousands more. 300,000 people are now homeless and children are among the dead, injured and traumatised.

Please donate now.

Lebanon | ©UNICEF/Amro/AFP/UNI356311
Lebanon | ©UNICEF/Amro/AFP/UNI356311

Wounded people are treated at a hospital following an explosion near the port in the Lebanese capital Beirut on 4th August, 2020.

Already over-capacity hospitals are overwhelmed – racing to respond to the explosion’s aftermath, while continuing to battle with Covid-19. Vital infrastructure and supplies have been destroyed and the situation could quickly spiral out of control.

UNICEF is racing critical supplies to support Lebanon’s children, but to do that we urgently need your help.

Please donate now and help save lives.

How will you help

UNICEF is working closely with authorities and partners in Beirut to respond to the most urgent needs of families affected, prioritising critical health, water and child-wellbeing services. We will scale up support as soon as possible, with the aim to tackle both the immediate and long-term needs of children and their families.

Donate now and your life-saving gift will help:

  • Provide critical medical products and supplies that health services require immediately.

  • Replace damaged or destroyed PPE that was vital for Lebanon to fight off Covid-19.

  • Distribute vital water and hygiene supplies.

  • Reunite children separated from their families.

  • Provide children dealing with shock, trauma and/or bereavement with psychological and emotional support.

  • Supply emergency cash assistance to the most vulnerable families, including health and logistic workers.

  • Help damaged healthcare facilities and schools recover or rebuild.

Your support is urgently needed – and will go a long way in helping Lebanon’s children recover from this disaster.

Please donate now.

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