In 2021, the national currency lost 90% of its value, sending the country into a financial and economic crisis. The impact on civilians has been catastrophic, leaving more than 80% of people without access to basic needs including food, water, health care, and education. Fuel shortages have also caused widespread electricity blackouts, leaving large portions of the country in the dark for up to 23 hours per day. In turn, hospitals, schools, and small local businesses are struggling to operate. To add, Lebanon plays host to a large population of refugees. Currently, it’s home to nearly 900,000 Syrian refugees as well as 174,000 Palestinian refugees. In response to the current crisis, the government has provided little to no support to families struggling to cope. Inadequate policy responses have left vulnerable people to fight for themselves.
We Need YOUR Help
Thanks to you, we’ve been able to accomplish so much. But there’s still so much more to do. By continuing to support our efforts in Lebanon, you can help make a difference in the lives of those in desperate need.
$100 can provide food aid for a family
$225 can provide vital relief to emergency survivors
$500 can implement livelihood programs to set up women-led households for success
$1,000 can help build innovative water and sanitation facilities
Islamic Relief has been working in Lebanon since the war in 2006. Our goal is to provide emergency and long-term aid not only to residents of Lebanon, but Syrian and Palestinian refugees alike.
A few of our interventions include:
Access to healthcare and education
Emergency aid for families affected by disasters such as the Beirut explosion
Humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees including basic non-food items and access to psychosocial support
What happens when you join the fundraising movement?
When you make the decision to help fundraise for the effort, you go beyond just thoughts and prayers. This increased IMPACT is priceless, because it means we’re able to meet more needs of those who are waiting for us to lend a helping hand.
And if you're reading this message, it's because you want to go beyond the call the duty. For you, it's not enough to just keep those children in your thoughts and prayer. You want to double your impact by helping to sponsor these emergency efforts and helping deliver aid to those affected by creating a fundraising page. Get started by creating your page today!
We’re so glad you came. Just scroll to the top of the page and click "become a fundraiser" to setup your page and start promoting to your network via e-mail, social media, and your preferred messaging app. Even with a goal as small as $50, you can provide urgent food aid for families.