Responding to the Beirut explosion
For about 20 months, we supported 20 churches and community-based partners in Beirut as they kept on responding to the needs of the families who had been affected by the Beirut explosion. Food supplies, winter and hygiene items, shelter rehabilitation, are a few practical ways in which we have been able to help over 6,000 households.
ready meals distributed to affected families in Beirut
Today, we distributed meals in Beirut to people heavily affected by the explosion. When we visited them, they were so busy cleaning what is left of their homes that they hadn't eaten anything for the whole day. They deeply appreciated our gesture.
vouchers distributed to blast-affected households
The church has given us vouchers, that we used to buy food from the supermarket. They were also so kind as to give us a new refrigerator and a new oven, since ours were not working anymore since the explosion... Some people from the church are also cooking for us every day and bringing us hot meals for us to eat.
homes rehabilitated in blast-affected areas
The church has been supporting me ever since the Beirut explosion. First, they replaced my broken windows, fixed my kitchen and bathroom, and insulated the roof that was badly leaking since the explosion. I could never have afforded to repair them myself. For the past four months, the church has also been sending me three cooked meals a week, and they gave me several food vouchers.
households provided with hygiene kits
The hygiene kits contain soap, hand sanitizer, washing powder, laundry detergent, and other hygiene items. They have been distributed to blast affected families, to help ease their financial burden and protect them from the spread of COVID 19.
households provided with winter items
I was walking in Beirut after the blast, crying and thinking out loud. I was wresting with God, I was worrying all the time. There was no life anymore. Roula and the church came and gave us life. They are such a blessing to us.
FIRST AID TRAINING
partners on the ground trained in first aid and crisis management
Before this training, we did not know how to survey our surroundings. Today we learnt concrete things and tips to make sure our team is safe before helping other people. I feel better equipped and prepared to go back and continue serving the people affected by the blast.
Read more about our response to the Beirut explosion
- August 4, 2022
- August 4, 2022
- September 15, 2021
- April 15, 2021
- January 15, 2021
- December 22, 2020
- December 20, 2020
- October 5, 2020
- September 30, 2020
- September 15, 2020