August 4th, 2021. One year post Lebanon explosions.
On August 4, 2020, a fire at a warehouse on the Beirut waterfront ignited a massive explosion that sent a shock wave through the city, killing over 200 people, injuring thousands, and destroying countless homes and hospitals. Experts describe this blast as one of the largest, nonnuclear explosions ever recorded. Now, one year later, the country has felt little reprieve.
One Year Later - UMR's Relief Efforts
For the one-year anniversary of this tragedy, UMR will be providing Lebanon with emergency food parcels, emergency health kits, and cash assistance to ease the suffering of those who cannot afford food or healthcare.
Facts Regarding Lebanon's Current State
Since the explosion, the economy and infrastructure in Lebanon have nearly collapsed:
- the currency has lost more than 90% of its value,
- unemployment has skyrocketed,
- medicine and gas are extremely limited,
- more than half of the 6.8 million people in Lebanon are living below the poverty line.
According to the United Nations, more than three-quarters of all households in Lebanon do not have money to buy food.
Lebanon has helped to:
How to help
To Support UMR's Relief Projects, please click on the campaign project found. below:
Food basket for 1 Family
Food Basket for 2 Families
Food Basket for 3 Families
Emergency Medical Supplies