Care for Beirut
Following the devastating explosion of 4 August 2020, Anglican Aid is providing relief and aid funds through the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development Campus (LSESD), as it partners with local churches and Christian organisations, actively responding to the needs of the community. LSESD's own building, almost 5km from the explosion site, was damaged in the shockwave following the explosion.
This recent video from LSESD demonstrates the amazing impact of your help.
We are providing aid for food relief for vulnerable households. This approach is the most effective way of addressing the need because it prioritizes food—which remains households’ greatest need and monthly expenditure category. The aid will also supply medication for at-risk families with members with chronic diseases or other serious medical conditions on a monthly basis.
The explosion destroyed the Port of Beirut, which was Lebanon’s main gateway for imported goods (including 80% of the country's wheat). The country’s only grain silo was also destroyed, leading the United Nations to warn against yet another impending humanitarian catastrophe.
The death toll is over 200 according to Beirut’s governor, with over 6,000 injured. Around 300,000 people have been displaced, including 80,000 children.
Standing by at-risk families in their hour of need strengthens the witness of the Church in the communities served.
Your gift will provide:
- 600 food insecure households in Lebanon with access to monthly food over a six month period
- Medication for at-risk households with members with chronic illnesses or other serious medical conditions
The assistance provided will be needs-based, unconditional, and in line with humanitarian principles. Importantly, it will be distributed through local churches ensuring pastoral care is also given.
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 a busy area of Lebanon's capital. 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.Continue reading