About The Emergency

At least three catastrophic explosions rocked Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4, 2020, killing more than 100 people, injuring thousands more, and causing widespread damage in Lebanon’s capital city.

U.S. Response

The United States, through USAID, is providing immediate humanitarian assistance in response to the explosion. This aid will provide critical health & humanitarian support for Lebanon’s emergency response and families impacted by this disaster. In addition, USAID’s disaster experts based in the region are working closely with Lebanese authorities, the U.S. Embassy and USAID’s Mission in Beirut, and our humanitarian partners on the ground to ensure the Lebanese people have the resources they need to respond to this disaster.

More information on the U.S. Government’s humanitarian response to Lebanon can be found here.

How You Can Help

Organizations Responding in Lebanon

Response Updates

Additional Resources

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