Since the explosion in Lebanon, several initiatives and projects have been launched, all in support of the Lebanese people. Lebanon has been suffering through a worsening economic crisis and political unrest, even before the day of the explosion. Fortunately, the world realized that the country now needs all the help it can get, from fashion to sports, to accommodation and even animal shelters. It’s times like these that prove that disasters can sometimes be the only way humanity stands together.
Scroll down to read about what different people from different countries are doing to aid the people of Lebanon and provide disaster relief.
Rebuild Beirut connects people whose houses have been affected, with donors and volunteers. They also reach out to architects who are volunteering to rebuild destroyed homes and buildings in the city.
Founded in Dubai, Talar Nina is a contemporary fashion designer. In response to the tragic events that occurred in Beirut, they’ve created new tote bags, with all the proceeds going to Impact Lebanon and the Lebanese Food Bank.
This sports events management account is organizing a 5 km virtual run to support the people in Lebanon, with 100% of the registrations fees to be donated to Beirut.
As a designer and social entrepreneur, Noura is taking part in a community building initiative that creates traditional wool blankets to help those in need.
It’s not just the people who need help, animals need it too. Animals Lebanon is putting together search teams, on ground, to rescue lost pets and injured animals. If you’re in Lebanon, join their search team and help them in their quest.
530 is a social club in Dubai that promotes fitness. They dedicated the money from the run and yoga session to the provide disaster relief for the Lebanese people.
Nouri Flayhan is an Illustrator who has put together special print and tote pieces, and will be donating the proceeds to Impact Lebanon’s fundraiser.
This press and printing studio is donating all its sales to local NGOs in Lebanon, in collaboration with the Illustration artist, Raphaelle Macaron.
The elevated t-shirt brand, Also, Freedom, is donating 100% of its proceeds from the “Free Generation”, Baby Girl Tee and the UNIFY Longsleeved Dress, to the small businesses in Lebanon, that were affected by the Beirut blast.