"Crisis Upon Crisis" - Lebanon Emergency
A catastrophic explosion has rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut, leaving over 154 dead and over 5000 injured. While the cause is yet to be confirmed, the country is in a state of emergency after the blast has destroyed the main port of the country and left a never-before-seen trail of destruction throughout the city.
Right now in Beirut Penny Appeal is working closely with our partners on the ground to provide life-saving aid, including emergency medical assistance, blood supplies and nutritional support.
A country on the brink of collapse
With political problems brewing for the past few years, COVID-19 has put Lebanon on the brink of economic collapse this year. The country is home to over 1.5 million Syrian refugees alone, making up almost a quarter of the country’s population. The economic impact of this recent disaster is likely to push Lebanon into an unimaginable crisis, with the poorest and most vulnerable hit first.
You can make a difference today. Donate now to our Lebanon Emergency Appeal and help save lives!
“Whoever saves a life, it is as if they have saved all of humanity” (Qur'an 5:32).
The images from the explosion have shocked the world. Just as our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Lebanon, so too can we support them with our generous donations. With COVID-19 already stretching the Lebanese infrastructure to the breaking point, this is a crisis upon crisis unlike anything the country has witnessed.
Your donations are needed now more than ever. Donate today and help those most vulnerable and in need get the assistance they need.
Penny Appeal’s Response
Penny Appeal will be providing direct food assistance, medical support, hygiene and baby products, mattresses, and blankets people who have sought sanctuary in community centres, mosques, churches, and schools in the area.
Cooked meals will be provided, as well as accommodative assistance, hygiene assistance (cleaning and antiseptic supplies) and medical assistance to those who need it.
Our future plans are to provide support to 5 hospitals by supplying them with medical supplies. Hospitals in Beirut have been suffering shortages in medical supplies for many months due to the economic crisis and COVID-19 and were overwhelmed by the large number of casualties following the blast.
Penny Appeal teams will close tonite to monitor the situation and respond accordingly. Your support is saving lives.
How can you help?
By providing food packs, medical supplies and rent: