Beirut-

August 4, 2020, the third biggest explosion in the world following Hiroshima, shook the Mediterranean Capital of Lebanon, Beirut, leaving hundreds dead, thousands injured and homeless, and entire nation at home abroad, devastated. Support Lebanon and Beirut. Any donation is helpful! Below are links to some of the organizations in most need of help:

Lebanon Aid Useful Links:

The Lebanese Red Cross

St. George Hospital One of the biggest hospitals in Beirut that was badly damaged by the explosion and lost four nurses and other patients and visitors.

Geitaoui Hospital 

Rosary Sisters Hospital This site is in French, but their map shows how close they were to the explosion. For donations you may go straight to this link: http://www.hopitalrosaire.org/about/index/25/Donation

Lebanon (brief background)

Lebanon is one of the world’s oldest countries. Beirut alone, its capital, is a 5000 year old city. Canaanites were the indigenous habitants of the old Lebanon. They were named by the Greeks Phoenicians, as they were famous for their Tyre manufactured purple dye which they exported, reminding the Greeks of the mythological purple colored bird the Phoenix, hence Phoenicians.

For almost a year now, Lebanon’s economy has collapsed, its youth took the streets revolting against corruption and a sectarian political system that has been in power since 1975, the beginning of the civil war in Lebanon, which has supposedly ended in 1990, yet somehow these same war lords remained in power until today.

In addition to a collapsed economy, inflation, a 50% rate of unemployment  and immigration, the Corona Virus hit Lebanon only to make things worse.

As though this was not enough, the third biggest explosion in the world after Hiroshima, took place on August 4, 2020, at the Beirut Port, on the Mediterranean coast killing more than 200 people, leaving over 3000 injured, many missing, and destroying more than half of the capital, including historic houses that dated over a 100 years, making 300.000 families homeless. Many major hospitals of the capital were badly hit by the explosion.

Support Lebanon and Beirut. Any donation is helpful! Below are links to some of the organizations in most need of help:

The Lebanese Red Cross

St. George Hospital One of the biggest hospitals in Beirut that was badly damaged by the explosion and lost four nurses and other patients and visitors.

Geitaoui Hospital 

Rosary Sisters Hospital This site is in French, but their map shows how close they were to the explosion. For donations you may go straight to this link: http://www.hopitalrosaire.org/about/index/25/Donation

Like the Phoenix bird famous for rising from the ashes and coming to life again, Lebanon and Beirut have many times been attacked, burnt, drowned, destroyed, and yet risen from the ashes more beautiful than ever before.