The people of Beirut are facing crisis after crisis.
You can help.
"The situation here is terrible, with one crisis piled onto another. The city, including our churches and schools, have sustained a heavy, heavy blow. I don't know how we'll emerge from this." - Rev. Nishan Bakalian (Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East).
Already facing an economic crisis made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic, the people of Beirut are now reeling from an explosion that left 158 people dead, 6,000 injured and 300,000 homeless.
Your gift will help alleviate the suffering of people affected by the explosion; addressing immediate needs and helping with the longer-term rebuilding and rehabilitation. Please join us praying for the victims and those affected by this disaster, for the wellbeing of the people in Beirut and for our partner churches as they respond to people's needs.*
We will work through our Act Alliance partners in Lebanon to support churches and church agencies in Beirut to respond (read more). We will update this page with more details of the exact activities as the humanitarian response plans are developed and details of the implementation partners become available.
We have written to churches in Lebanon to express our sorrow and solidarity. While we do not have existing programs in Lebanon, due to the strength of Uniting Church connections via Lebanese diaspora we are fundraising to support affected communities.
*Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible in Australia. Please give generously.
Direct banking details
For direct banking, please arrange to deposit your donation into the following UnitingWorld Account:
Bank: Westpac – King St, Sydney NSW
Account Name: Uniting Church Overseas Aid Account
Account Number: 182657
Description: Beruit Appeal
On completion of your deposit, please forward an email to: email@example.com with the following details: the amount you deposited, to where you wish the funds be directed ("Beruit Appeal"), to whom the receipt is to be made out to and the relevant contact details for the receipt (address and phone number).
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