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Anglican Aid works in partnership with churches and Christian organisations in the Middle East to care for refugees, support schools, and provide essential water infrastructure. We seek to provide both short-term and long-term needs of vulnerable communities.

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Sydney: Anglican Aid CEO Tim Swan has vowed to provide support for victims of the Beirut blast through trusted Christian partners in Lebanon, following the resignation of Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib.

Mr Adib’s failure to form government has impeded the delivery of international aid from France and others to Lebanon. “It is indispensable to have a government capable of receiving international aid,” said a French government official according to news reports.

Tim Swan says, “While I am dismayed to learn that political stability has been delayed for our Lebanese brothers and sisters, this setback will not prevent us from providing what help we can for those affected by the August 4 explosion.

“By partnering with the existing network of local churches, who provide assistance for believers and non-believers alike, Anglican Aid has been able to effectively care for those suffering in the aftermath of the blast.”

“This setback will not prevent us from providing what help we can for those affected by the August 4 explosion.

By partnering with the existing network of local churches, who provide assistance for believers and non-believers alike, Anglican Aid has been able to effectively care for those suffering in the aftermath of the blast.”

Tim Swan - CEO, Anglican Aid

Anglican Aid has been working with the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD), to allow churches in Beirut to distribute meals, essential supplies like clothes and toothbrushes to those who have lost their homes, and care packages of toys and activities for children.

Anglican Aid is also supporting long-term relief to help those who find themselves without homes due to the tragedy, such as rehabilitating buildings, preparing for the coming winter, and providing sanitation facilities to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Importantly, these relief activities are being run by church groups on the ground in Beirut, who are carrying on with the business of caring for the vulnerable in the absence of a new government.

Thanks to the generosity of Australian Christians, Anglican Aid has raised over $61,000 for the victims of the Beirut blast.

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Help Anglican Aid care for Beirut.

Anglican Aid is working closely with Christian partners in Lebanon to care for people affected by the massive explosion on 5 August, in Beirut. We are providing relief and aid funds through the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD), who partner with local churches that are actively responding to the needs of the community.

CEO of Anglican Aid, Tim Swan, said he was anxious to provide assistance. “Our brothers and sisters in Lebanon were already battling a health and economic crisis due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This tragic explosion has compounded their suffering.

“We ask our supporters to pray for Beirut, and to show the love of Christ for them by giving to this appeal.”

Anglican Aid will provide Christian care for the community in Beirut through local churches on the ground.

“This tragic explosion has compounded their suffering. We ask our supporters to pray for Beirut, and to show the love of Christ for them by giving to this appeal.”

- Tim Swan, CEO, Anglican Aid

The ABC reports that on Wednesday 5 August, a massive explosion tore through Beirut’s shipping district. The force of the blast was equivalent to a 3.5 magnitude earthquake.

It is now estimated that more than 150 people have died in the explosion, with many hundreds more injured, overwhelming local medical centres. A local hospital was among the public buildings badly damaged by the explosion. Hundreds of thousands are now displaced with some densely-populated residential districts totally destroyed.

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