Last night it was difficult to comprehend the reality of the situation as horrific videos of an explosion, which rocked the capital of Beirut, flooded social media.
Dubai is a second home for many Lebanese expats, and today as the country stands still (a day of mourning has been declared by Lebanese PM Hassan Diab) our thoughts are with the many expats here in Dubai, who are no doubt missing their families at home today, and of course, with everyone affected by the blast.
Find info on how you can help, see Lebanese Red Cross here
The outpouring of grief and support has been incredible and people are being urged to donate in any way possible to the grief-stricken country.
Residents shared the footage to raise awareness; blood donations and other donations are sorely needed
Hearing those screams is so heartbreaking. If you are in Beirut, several people are in need of blood donations to survive. Please retweet to raise awareness faster. A picture with more information will be below🙏🏽 #prayforlebanon #BeirutBlast #donateblood pic.twitter.com/vH8ULDe5Dz
— Khushbu Nayer (@KhushbuNayer) August 4, 2020
Thoughts and prayers with the people of Beirut
Please pray for our brothers & sisters at Beirut, Lebanon. There has been a massive explosion & the blast leave dozens dead & thousands injured. Our prayers & thoughts are with them. #Beirut #Lebanon #explosion #BREAKING #BeirutBlast #prayforbeirut #beirutexplosion pic.twitter.com/NdmnIKEmoi
— 𝐒𝐲𝐞𝐝 𝐌𝐨𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐀𝐛𝐝𝐮𝐥 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐧 (@iiabdulmannanii) August 5, 2020
“The strength of your city and its people will always prevail. Stay strong. Our thoughts and prayers are with you”
We are deeply saddened by the news of Beirut. Like many others our DNA as a company is deeply rooted in the Middle East. When one of us is hurt, we all hurt.
The strength of your city and it’s people will always prevail. Stay strong. Our thoughts and prayers are with you ❤️ pic.twitter.com/DTlkJKY8Wx
— Bishop Design LLC (@BishopDesign_ME) August 5, 2020
A day of mourning has been declared in the ‘devastated’ city
My heart is broken for our Beirut https://t.co/w0nqIPiZKI
— Nada Mogharbel (@Nada_Comms_Art) August 5, 2020
People are sharing ways you can donate
— Kenny (@KENNY_DXB) August 5, 2020
And sending hopes of future protection to the people of Beirut
— Abid Choudary (@abichoudary) August 5, 2020
Last night, the Burj Khalifa lit in solidarity with our Lebanese friends
— حسن سجواني 🇦🇪 Hassan Sajwani (@HSajwanization) August 4, 2020