The Beirut Project is an initiative built by a group of young Lebanese Americans who have come together after the events in Beirut on August 4, 2020. We have already raised over $250,000 and are hoping to reach $1,000,000 through our grassroots campaigns.
We are committed to aiding Beirut's current relief efforts and longterm reconstruction projects through targeted investments and strategic partnerships.
"In light of the disaster that’s hitting Beirut, Lebanese diaspora organizations, Impact Lebanon, Lebnet, LIFE, and SEAL — joined by the non-governmental US-based Kuwait America Foundation and the Jamhour Alumni (in Europe and the US) — are joining forces to form a unified humanitarian effort and have launched the Beirut Emergency Fund 2020.
On Aug 4th, 2020 Beirut was rocked by a massive blast. The size of this blast is ranked third largest in the world after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, causing catastrophic humanitarian, economic and public health crises. Over 150 people were killed, thousands wounded, and hundreds more have been reported missing. The search for victims will continue, and the death toll will rise. Adding to this tragedy, thousands of homes have been shattered and destroyed and 300,000 Lebanese are currently displaced without shelter.
Our aim is to amplify coordination, outreach and impact. We will be working together with Qudurat and Ruwwad Al Tanmeya, and other Lebanese NGOs on the ground, with the support of 3QA, to ensure that the funds are disbursed in a coordinated manner to well vetted NGOs, based in Lebanon and that focus their efforts on the most pressing needs resulting from this tragedy: Shelter, Food, Medication/Medical Support, Rehabilitation and Environment.
Disbursement of the funds will be strictly governed with full transparency about recipient organizations. To date the following NGOs have been selected: AlGhina, Arcenciel, Beit El Baraka, Lebanon Needs, Lebanese Red Cross, Nusaned and Offre Joie. Additional ones are currently in the vetting process and we will be regularly updating the list.
We need to act fast to assist in relief efforts to help the Lebanese cope with this tragedy."