A man carries away an injured child on a street following an explosion in the Lebanese capital.
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Lebanon Emergency

Stand with Lebanon today.

UNHCR is responding in the aftermath of the two explosions that ripped through Beirut on 4 August 2020, killing more than 160 people, injuring over 5,000 others and leaving 300,000 people displaced from their homes.

Already dealing with economic crisis, the coronavirus pandemic and precarious food security, families in Lebanon are being pushed further into poverty.

Right now, UNHCR is responding to all communities affected by the blast to provide emergency shelter materials, including plastic sheeting, large tents and mattresses, to those most in need among an estimated 200,000 severely affected households.

Many people have lost loved ones and are in need of mental health and psychosocial support to deal with the trauma caused by the explosion. UNHCR is working with community organisations to provide psychological first aid, help identify the missing, and refer people in need to specialised services, all while delivering aid.

But we need your support.

Please give what you can to help displaced Lebanese families and other affected people to live through this.

By donating today, you can help refugee families in Lebanon access:

Many refugee families in Lebanon live in informal settlements of temporary structures and tents. UNHCR and its partners supply shelter materials and services such as water and sanitation. UNHCR also conducts regular visits to assist families in areas such as legal support, child protection and cash assistance to meet basic needs such as rent and utilities.
Protection services
Dentist Hussam Kayed with patient Roha, aged seven years, in the Al Nahda Primary Health Care Clinic, to treat her teeth.
General health services
Seventy families live by the shell of an abandoned onion-processing factory, trudging through the mud in flip-flops. Many had to bail water from their tents after a rainstorm. They pay between US$50 and US$200 a month to live here in Faida, Bekaa Valley.
Shelter kit
Twelve-year-old Abdel Razzaq Abdel Wahab from Syria tutors his classmates at Al Haydariya semi-private school in Sarafand, southern Lebanon.
Training and education

Our fundraising commitment

The majority of funds raised by Australia for UNHCR are directed to UNHCR’s emergency operations, providing the ready funds and resources to respond quickly and effectively in situations of crisis and disaster.

78%
Humanitarian programs
12%
Admin
10%
Funding