Donate – Beirut
More than 170 people have died and 6,000 more were injured in a huge explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4th, according to the latest reports. An estimated 300,000 people have been left homeless.
The explosion destroyed hospitals, homes and businesses as well as the port where the majority of essential supplies enter the city.
Lebanon was already facing a triple crisis of economic instability, a large number of Syrian refugees and, most recently, COVID-19.
People in Lebanon are in desperate need of food, clean water, shelter and medical assistance.
Your support is needed now:
- $45 can provide emergency shelter to a family of six, containing a tarpaulin sheet, two polyester covers, one rope and six cotton blankets.
- $85 can help pay for an emergency inflatable water tank, which holds 5000 litres of water.
- $190 can provide chlorine tablets for safe drinking water for more than 800 people.
The Government of Canada has launched a dedicated Matching Fund for the Lebanon crisis. The fund will double the contribution of Canadians and support the relief work of the members of Canada’s Humanitarian Coalition.
The Government of Canada will match every dollar donated by individuals to the Humanitarian Coalition and its members before August 24, up to a maximum of $5 million.
Your gift today will help rush aid and emergency supplies to the people suffering in the wake of this crisis. Together, we can save more lives.
Thank you for your generosity.
Photo: Beirut, Lebanon. Courtesy of Care Canada.
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