Just after 6pm on 4 August, a catastrophic explosion tore through Beirut, leaving at least 100 dead and more than 4,000 injured. The blast destroyed and damaged buildings across the city, leaving some 300,000 people without homes. Children are among the dead, injured and traumatized. Already over-stretched hospitals and health services have been overwhelmed, and critical infrastructure – including Beirut’s main port – has been destroyed or disrupted.
UNICEF is coordinating with authorities and partners on the ground to respond to the needs of those affected, including health workers and other front-line workers. We will do everything possible to provide much-needed assistance today and in the long run. Lebanon is already facing an economic collapse and a rise in cases of COVID-19. Systems supporting people’s health, nutrition and protection are stretched to the breaking point. Your urgent support now can help send lifesaving supplies.
Send help to Lebanon now.
PHP 2,000 can help replace a PPE set destroyed in the blast, to keep survivors protected from COVID-19
PHP 4,000 can help provide initial critical medications and safe rescue and transport of vaccines
PHP 6,500 can help provide three people each with a set of blankets, towels and mattresses