Beirut is reeling following Tuesday’s explosions felt across the capital and as far as Cyprus.
135 people have tragically died, and 5,000 were wounded in the blasts which have left up to 300,000 homeless, approximately half of the city damaged and 85% of its grain stocks destroyed, according to international reports.
The UAE stands in solidarity. Under the direction of Dubai leadership, 30 tonnes of emergency aid is already on its, way, but residents want to help too. Here are some legitimate ways you can help Lebanon today.
Residents in Dubai are currently trying to arrange a large care package to send to Beirut. They are working on sorting a license for international donations, once approved, we’ll share the info.
Lebanon is reaching out to the international community and asking for help
"I urge the international community to help us."
Nidal Ali, the Lebanon Country Director for Islamic Relief, explains the work the charity is doing on the ground to help the 300,000 people left homeless after the explosion in Beirut. #KayBurley: https://t.co/004cdmWmE3 pic.twitter.com/GuV0SsdFpa
— SkyNews (@SkyNews) August 6, 2020
100% of the proceeds of all orders/sales from Bait Maryam today, a popular JLT Lebanese resto, will be donated to Lebanon to help during the crisis
KENO Car Wash is donating 100% of proceeds to the Lebanese Red Cross
More info about Keno here
Impact Lebanon is crowd-funding for donations to distribute to charities on the ground
Since Tuesday, they have raised over $3.5million. Learn more about the charities they will help here.
Lebanese Red Cross
If you know someone in Lebanon who can donate blood, get the information and alternative methods of donations here.
Emirates Red Crescent is providing urgent relief
The Emirates Red Crescent is the UAE affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The organisation is providing urgent relief. Learn more and donate to its various causes here.
The non-profit is on the ground helping children, health workers, families and people on the front line. Learn more here.