At least 100 people have been killed and 4,000 more injured in a huge explosion in Beirut, Lebanon according to latest reports.
Lebanon’s economy was already on the brink of collapse from the effects of the ongoing financial crisis and the strain of the coronavirus lockdown. Hospitals in Beirut are now overrun with wounded people, with some being referred to Tripoli, 50 miles to the north of Beirut, for treatment.
The destruction of Beirut’s port will devastate the country further as it relies heavily on imports for its essential supplies.
Having carried out a thorough needs assessment, Islamic Relief teams in Beirut, Lebanon have identified food, water and shelter as the most urgent needs.
Your donations will fund an immediate emergency response and wider long-term rehabilitation.
The initial response will focus on distributing ready to eat meals, hygiene kits and health assistance supporting people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance who are currently sheltering in communal buildings such as schools, mosques and churches.
Islamic Relief is an independent non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded in the UK in 1984 by a group of medical doctors and activists.
Since 1984 we have saved and transformed the lives of over 120 million people. By responding to disasters, rebuilding lives and preparing people in case disaster strikes – we save lives before they are lost.
In addition to providing disaster and emergency response, we also promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities – regardless of race, religion or gender.
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