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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN BEIRUT?

Over 170 people died, with thousands more injured and many children unaccounted for, after a large blast at Beirut's port on August 4th. 

We're on the ground in Beirut supporting children and their families but we need your help - donate now to our Emergency Fund.

Lebanon is already going through a severe economic crisis, with many families struggling just to put food on the table. And with a sharp spike in COVID cases, hospitals are already overwhelmed.

No matter what the emergency, children suffer the most

They may be hurt, shocked and separated from their parents.

It’s vital that children and families in Beirut get help to get back on their feet.

Our Emergency Fund means we can be on the ground within hours of a disaster striking, so we can quickly reach children with the essentials they need to survive

Donate now to our Emergency Fund


Watch: Mental health specialist Joy Abi Hadid explains the psychological impact of the disaster on children

WHAT ARE SAVE THE CHILDREN DOING?

We're in Beirut right now, providing:
  • Weather-proofing kits for families whose windows and doors were destroyed in the explosion. 
  • Psychological first aid for children and their families
  • Training in psychological first aid for case workers and partner staff
  • Urgent food supplies such as hot meals
So far, we have: 
  • delivered over 4,000 hot meals
  • distributed over 700 shelter kits
  • provided over 200 psychological first aid sessions for children and adults
In the coming weeks, we will:
  • Deliver urgent food & hygiene supplies as many shops have been destroyed
  • Help reunite children with their families
  • Repair homes and schools damaged in the explosion
  • Distribute cash transfers for families struggling to cope
  • Support families to teach their children at home

We're already running emergency programming throughout Lebanon including: 

  • Raising vital awareness on COVID-19 prevention 
  • Distributing disinfection kits to keep children safe during the pandemic 
  • Delivering food parcels to families 
  • Providing cash transfers for families struggling during the economic crisis.
 

Our emergency fund

This special reserve allows us to respond to emergencies like the one in Beirut and other humanitarian disasters around the world.

Help children in Lebanon and around the world - Donate now to our emergency fund

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