Help Lebanon! Help the frontliners of Amel Association International support the victims of the August 4th blasts in Beirut and the most vulnerable populations who have also been suffering from severe health and socio-economic crisis. 

Amal Association has initiated a funding campaign to call for donations that will allow them to meet urgent humanitarian needs including Food; First Aid supplies for the wounded; Health support and medications; Non-food items for displaced families with destroyed homes; Rehabilitation of the affected areas among others.

August 4 at 6:07 PM, a blast destroyed the port of Beirut and several districts of the capital of Lebanon with more than 120 confirmed deaths to date, dozens unaccounted for, and countless displaced. The material damage is enormous. Estimated damages of 5 billion dollars and nearly 300,000 households affected in the city. Families are finding themselves with no home or shelter, food insecure, and destitute – this calls for a national mobilization to address urgent humanitarian needs! 

Lebanon has already been going through an economic crisis that grew poverty to reach 60% of the population, a country that is witnessing record unemployment rates with over one million jobs lost, estimated to exceed 50% of the population by the end of 2020, a country that is seeing a devaluation of the local currency, facing COVID-19, and that is struggling with limited availability of medical equipment and supplies to respond to the latest crisis from the blast in Beirut. Lebanon needs help to address the growing humanitarian needs!

The association is calling for donations that will allow them to meet urgent humanitarian needs including Food; First Aid supplies for the wounded; Health support and medications; Non-food items for displaced families with destroyed homes and Rehabilitation of the affected areas.

Why Amal (1)
Teams from the 25 health and social centers and 9 mobile units of Amel Association International (Amel) are continuing to assess the needs resulting from the disaster, and are implementing an emergency response in the field.

To date, Amel has provided 1,316 medical services through its mobile medical units located in Beirut, 2,801 hygiene and dignity kits distributed, 2,020 meals distributed to families affected by the blast as well as supporting 672 children by Amel's child protection teams.

Why Amal (2)
Amel Association International is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and UNHCR Bigheart winner of 2019. Amel founded in 1979, has worked for over 40 years in commitment to crucial humanitarian causes, reaching the most vulnerable populations on the bases of Humanity, Dignity and Solidarity.
By NO Comment 16th August 2020

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