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:



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

Disaster relief for the explosion

Beirut Stay Strong

Food and medicine for kafala victims in Lebanon

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

UN Global Compact

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

Secure temporary disaster relief shelters

Lebanese educators helping vulnerable students

Lebanese food bank

Elderly and youth aid

Lebanese Red Cross

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

Lebanon Needs organization

Support the Lebanese Queer & Drag Community 

@anyakneezplz & @rebuildingbeirutwithpride


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


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


Art Relief for Beirut


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


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

Maxime Van Namen (Photographer/Art Director)


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

Prints for Beirut


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)



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 or @christinasafa

Habibi Funk


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 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:

















Domestic Workers:

@thisislebanon (SPAM)





‘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


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)