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
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
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
If you are in Amsterdam
If you are in Milan
If you are in Saudi Arabia
If you are in Dubai
Contact @nadine.elias & @dimmsummz
If you are in Berlin
If you are in Cyprus
Contact @aramexcyprus & @leyanadaccache & @laaralaraa
If you are in Cairo
If you are in LA or Montreal
SUPPORT THROUGH ART & CULTURE
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or @christinasafa
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.
Is selling a limited edition book of her photographs to help the independent creative scene in Beirut. DM her for more info @senta.simond
@1on1projects is selling t-shirts designed by @chantaljahchan to raise money. All of the profits go to Impact Lebanon and the Lebanese Red Cross.
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
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:
‘A History of Modern Lebanon’ by Fawwaz Traboulsi
A House of Many Mansions’ by Kamal Salibi
‘House of Stone’ by Anthony Shadid
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)