The devastating explosion in Lebanon’s capital killed at least 150 people, injured more than 5,000, and left hundreds and thousands of people homeless. The Lebanese people are left dealing with injuries, loss of loved ones, and damaged homes as they look towards rebuilding their lives.
To help rescue efforts and support the strong people of Lebanon, Globesight supported the Global Aid for Lebanon Campaign, led by Global Citizen, which called on the global community to help the Lebanese people.
The campaign was kicked off by a $250,000 donation by Sal & Rima Slaiby, Sal being the manager of artists including The Weeknd, French Montana, and more. The campaign directed funds to Red Cross Lebanon, the United Nations World Food Programme, as well as the Children’s Cancer Center Lebanon (CCCL).
Lebanon was already facing economic trouble before the August 4 explosion that destroyed the Port of Beirut, which handles 80% of the country’s imports, including food. The country has been experiencing high rates of unemployment, and COVID-19 further made day-to-day life for many a struggle. Human Rights Watch issued a report a week before the explosion warning of mass hunger across the country due to COVID-19.
As part of our commitment to the campaign, Globesight also called on its partners to join the campaign and help support the people of Lebanon during such trying times.
To read more about the campaign visit: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/info/global-aid-lebanon/