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.
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.