On August 4, an enormous explosion destroyed the port of Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon. It’s reported that at least 158 people are dead, 6,000 are injured and more than 300,000 people are now homeless.
Even before the explosion the people of Lebanon were enduring significant political and economic crisis, and the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, hospitals are heavily damaged and vital food supplies stored at the ports have been wiped out entirely.
Hospitals are unable to treat everyone, and people are being treated in the streets. Our partners, Triumphant Mercy, are responding immediately, working all hours at the blast site, distributing food for volunteer workers, helping with the clean up, and providing medical care in the streets and in people’s homes.
We spoke with Nuna from Lebanon on Friday where she shared that they are:
“getting organised! We’re based in front of the hospital, we just opened a tent there, we have tables and we’re bringing food and water. We’re bringing gloves and gifts for volunteers and distributing 400 sandwich lunches at noon today. We have lots of water out on display so that workers can just take it as they go by.
We’re getting a truck to take the rubble and we’ve divided ourselves into teams. Some are helping in homes, some are in the seven floor hospital removing rubble, some are behind the hospital clearing a wall that fell. We have nurses giving medical help too.
It’s good that we can do something and be of help”
We urgently need your support to help us reach those affected by the explosion in Beirut.
Please give what you can today.