Lebanon: Terrible explosions in Beirut - Caritas Luxembourg calls for donations to support victims
Thursday 6 August 2020
On Tuesday, 4 August, two terrible explosions devastated the Lebanese capital Beirut, killing more than 100 people and injuring thousands. Half of the city was destroyed and more than 300,000 people are homeless.
"On the spot, it is total chaos. The damage is colossal. Many buildings have been completely destroyed, others are still barely standing. Hospitals are of course overwhelmed and are struggling to cope, as they were already terribly affected by the health crisis linked to Covid-19. And the virus will certainly take advantage of this situation to continue to spread", explains Dr. Michael Feit, head of the International Cooperation Service of Caritas Luxembourg. "Lebanon was also going through a terrible period of recession after a difficult period of war. More than one million Syrian refugees are also in Lebanon, making the economic situation in the country even more precarious. These events will only aggravate an already very tense situation. We fear that there will soon be a shortage of food. And shelter is already in short supply," he explains. Caritas Luxembourg, which has been present in Lebanon for many years, immediately decided to react to help the victims. "Thanks to reliable and very reactive partners, food will be distributed to those who have lost everything and the houses blown up by the explosion will be rehabilitated by providing windows and doors, among other things. This is the most urgent thing right now," Feit said.
If you wish to support the victims of the explosions in Beirut, you can make a donation, either by transfer to the account CCPL IBAN LU34 1111 0000 2020 0000 of Caritas Luxembourg with the communication "Beirut", or directly below.