Beirut Emergency Appeal

Beirut explosions

Hospitals and doctors were already reporting shortages of vital medical supplies and PPE before the explosion. They are now under even greater strain. Photo credit: Caritas Lebanon

The explosions in Beirut in 2020 left hundreds of families with nothing. 

Local organisations and volunteers are already on the frontlines, assisting in hospitals and helping the injured.

What are the most urgent needs in Beirut?

This disaster comes on top of the coronavirus pandemic and an economic crisis. It threatens to push many who were already suffering further into poverty and hunger.

Over 6,500 people were injured in the explosions and approximately 100,000 children saw their homes either completely or partially destroyed. The loss of  homes often results in overcrowded households and communities, thus raising other risks such as Covid-19 transmission.

What is CAFOD doing?

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the local experts you support have been continuing to provide food, shelter, water and medical supplies to thousands of refugees in Lebanon and their host communities.

These outreach workers and volunteers are already on the ground in Beirut and can provide practical help in some of the worst-hit areas.

With your help, we can reach families affected by the explosion with:

  • medical kits
  • emergency food
  • hygiene packs
  • help to find shelter.

How can I help?

Our Beirut Emergency Appeal is now closed and funds are being spent. 

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