HELP LEBANON

After a massive explosion in Beirut on 4/08/2020, Lebanon is in crisis. Here’s an ongoing list of resources, petitions to sign, places to donate to, and organizations to follow to keep up with the situation in Lebanon:

RESOURCES AND PETITIONS

https://helplebanonnow.carrd.co

http://chng.it/xcnBf9N9qB 

https://helplebanon.carrd.co

DONATE

A 5 Ngo’s distribution donation including: Lebanese Red Cross, Lebanese Food Bank, Donner Sans Compter, Beit El Baraka, Offre Joie

https://www.gofundme.com/f/DoubleYourDonation

Disaster relief for the explosion

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lebanon-relief

Beirut Stay Strong

https://www.gofundme.com/f/BeirutStayStrong

Food and medicine for kafala victims in Lebanon

https://www.gofundme.com/f/food-and-medicine-for-kafala-victims-in-lebanon

A selection of 16 reputable charities in the UK known for their direct involvement in Beirut:

https://doingood.uk/cash-donation

UN Global Compact

https://www.globalcompact-lebanon.com/donate/

A fundraising campaign for 9 initiatives covering the most pressing needs in Lebanon

https://justgiving.com/crowdfunding/impactlebanon

Secure temporary disaster relief shelters

https://www.gofundme.com/f/8c3ukw-beirut-relief?utm_source=whatsapp-visit&utm_medium=chat&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

Lebanese educators helping vulnerable students

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/fundraising/

Lebanese food bank

https://donate.lebanesefoodbank.org/en-US/donate/1/

Elderly and youth aid

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/aid-for-lebanese-affected-kids-and-elderly

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-tante-siham-rebuild-her-shop-and-house

Lebanese Red Cross

Donate directly to local Beirut ambulance services by downloading the Lebanese Red Cross app.

Lebanon Needs organization

https://www.gofundme.com/f/lebanonneedsorg?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link_more&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

Support the Lebanese Queer & Drag Community

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lebanon-relief?utm_term=re7R78DA2 

https://www.gofundme.com/f/rebuildingbeirut 

@anyakneezplz & @rebuildingbeirutwithpride

WORLDWIDE CLOTHING AND MEDICAL SUPPLY DROP OFF POINTS

If you are in London

Contact @minlondonabeirut & @amani_ai

If you are in NYC

Contact @pamnasr & @celinecelines

If you are in Paris

Contact @les_valises_pour_beyrouth

If you are in Amsterdam

Contact @lebanese.nl

If you are in Milan

Contact @garcondelafamille

If you are in Saudi Arabia

Contact @alaa

If you are in Dubai

Contact @nadine.elias & @dimmsummz

If you are in Berlin

Contact @boxes4beirut

If you are in Cyprus

Contact @aramexcyprus & @leyanadaccache & @laaralaraa

If you are in Cairo

Contact @farahyaktine

If you are in LA or Montreal

Contact @tracy.Atieh

SUPPORT THROUGH ART & CULTURE

Art Relief for Beirut

@artrelief4beirut

Initiative to raise funds for Lebanon. All proceeds from sales of art or design objects will go to Impact Lebanon and The Red Cross

Maxime van Namen (Photographer & Art Director)

Art Queer Habibi

@artqueerhabibi

100% of money earned from selling postcards and posters will be directed to @impact.lebanon fund and LGBTQ+ communities of Lebanon

https://www.redbubble.com/people/artqueerhabibi/shop?artistUserName=artqueerhabibi&iaCode=u-card-post

Maxime Van Namen (Photographer/Art Director)

@maximevannamen

Maxime is selling editions of  three photos she took in Beirut last summer as prints for 75euros. All proceeds will go to Beit el Baraka. DM her on Instagram or email maximevannamen@gmail.com.

Prints for Beirut

https://printsforbeirut.com/collections/prints-for-beirut

@ahmedklink

Photographer Ahmed Klink is selling his own photographs as 40 limited edition prints. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Lebanese Red Cross and Impact Lebanon.

Raphaelle Macaron (Illustrator)

https://www.kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/lebanon-relief-fund-raiser

 

@raphaellemacaron

100% of her prints sales will go to Impact Lebanon.

Christine Safa (painter)

Selling 3 paintings (17x25cm) 150 euros each, all the money will go to Studio Safar, Papercup, Jana Saleh which are an integral part of Beirut's new creative wave.

 If you’re interested in buying one contact safachristine@gmail.com or @christinasafa

Habibi Funk

https://habibifunkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/habibi-funk-014-solidarity-with-beirut

@habibifunk

Habibi Funk pulled together a record featuring their favorite musicians from Beirut fully streamable online and 100% of the profits will go to the Lebanese Red Cross.

Simone Bodmer Turner

Simone is selling her sculptures at 10AM EST on https://simonebodmerturner.com to fundraise for Beirut.

Senta Simond

Is selling a limited edition book of her photographs to help the independent creative scene in Beirut. DM her for more info @senta.simond

1on1 Projects

@1on1projects is selling t-shirts designed by @chantaljahchan to raise money. All of the profits go to Impact Lebanon and the Lebanese Red Cross.

MMag Foundation

Will be hosting a fundraising exhibition on August 22nd in Amman featuring works of over 80 artists from the region. All proceeds will be donated to trusted organisations. A full list of artists participating will be published soon. @mmagfoundation

Beit Sitti

Devoted to documenting grandma’s recipes from the Middle East @beitsitti has organised zoom classes for Lebanon from Tuesday - Thursday.

ORGANISATIONS (Instagram handles):

Food and necessities relief:

@lebfoodbank

@impact.lebanon

@offre.joie

@baytna_baytak

@chanceassociation

@arcenciel.aec

@ahlafawda

@their.work

@foodblessed

@gestures_from_the_heart

@beitelbaraka

@dawrati.lb

@atfalouna.leb

@matbakhelbalad

Refugees:

@sawafordaid

@aneraorg

@basmehzeitooneh

Domestic Workers:

@thisislebanon (SPAM)

@armlebanon

@egnalegna

@alinedeloscampos

BOOKS TO READ

‘A History of Modern Lebanon’ by Fawwaz Traboulsi

A House of Many Mansions’  by Kamal Salibi

The Arabs: A History’ by Eugene Rogan

Bye Bye Babylone’ by Lamia Ziade (French)

‘House of Stone’ by Anthony Shadid

From Beirut to Jerusalem’ by Thomas L. Friedman

FILMS

West Beirut by Ziad Doueiri

The Insult by Ziad Doueiri

Caramel by Nadine Labaki

Where do we go Now by Nadine Labaki

Capernaum by Nadine Labaki

The Lebanese Rocket Society by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige

Heart of Sky by Jessy Moussallem

The Prophet by Salma Hayek

Sex & Love Around the World by Christiane Amanpour (episode 3)