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.
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
- Send cash donations to reputable relief organizations working on the ground. They can make the most difference and save the most lives. Here’s how.
- If you are interested in volunteering, this page has what you need to know.
- Detailed information on how relief organizations use donations can be found at: GiveWell, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, and the Better Business Bureau.
Organizations Responding in Lebanon
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