Children in Beirut need our help.
The catastrophic explosions which tore through Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday 4 August, killed more than 100 people and injured 4,000. Around 300,000 people have been left without homes.
Unicef fears that children are among the casualties.
Already battling against coronavirus and economic instability, the disaster in Beirut adds to the crisis for the people of Lebanon. The pandemic has left hospitals overwhelmed and frontline workers exhausted.
How will my donation help?
Unicef is on the ground, helping the thousands of vulnerable children who urgently need support in the aftermath of the disaster.
We’re providing safe drinking water and hygiene kits for children and families in the city. We’re helping set up counselling to support children who are experiencing trauma and those who have lost loved ones.
We’re working fast to support children in emergency accommodation, ensuring they have mattresses, blankets and towels. And we’re replacing the thousands of PPE equipment lost in the blast, so health workers can stay protected and keep children safe.
Just £46 could help provide an emergency water and hygiene kit for a family.
Donating by phone
If you’re in the UK and would prefer to make a donation by phone, you can call our dedicated donation line: 0300 330 5699. For other ways you can donate please refer to our Donation FAQs.
Please donate now
For the first 6 months, monthly donations made to this appeal will go to children in Lebanon. After that they will go to our Children’s Emergency Fund. In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed Unicef’s funding requirements for this appeal, your one off or monthly gift will also go to the Children’s Emergency Fund.