The explosion in Beirut is likely the largest non-atomic explosion in a populated area in history. Hospitals in Beirut that were already at capacity because of the coronavirus have been badly damaged or destroyed. 300,000 people became homeless in an instant. Lebanon imports 90% of its wheat and has less than a month of grain reserves.
Please consider giving now to the Lebanon Relief Campaign organized by the Seeds of Opportunity Fund at the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) so that the Lebanese people know that they are not alone. When you donate through CAAP, 100% of your donation will be tax deductible and will be granted to the trusted organizations listed below. Giving through CAAP allows us to give together collectively to strengthen our voice and impact.
Thank you for your support for the Lebanese people.
100% of your donation will support:
- Social and Economic Action for Lebanon is providing grants to vetted organizations in Lebanon that focus their efforts on the most pressing needs resulting from this tragedy including Al Ghina, Arcencial, Beit El Baraka, Lebanon Needs, the Lebanese Red Cross, Nusaned, and Offre Joie.
- Direct Relief International is a humanitarian aid organization with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay. DRI is partnering with Lebanese American philanthropists to transport shipments of badly needed medicines and medical equipment to hospitals in Lebanon.
- ANERA is providing shipments of medicines and health care supplies, as well as organizing clean-up efforts and distributing water, food, hand sanitizer, masks and gloves.
- Basmeh & Zeitooneh provides social services to the most poorly served areas in Lebanon, including Arsal, the Bekaa Valley, Tripoli and the Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut. Donations will be used to provide shelter, food, and medication to those affected by the explosion and its repercussions.
- Teach for Lebanon: Teach For Lebanon (TFL) is a Lebanese NGO working to ensure that all children in Lebanon, regardless of socioeconomic background, have access to quality education. In the wake of the crisis, TFL has mobilized to provide psycho-social support and support to schools directly impacted by the explosion.