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Crisis in Lebanon

Beirut Emergency Appeal


The massive explosion in Beirut in August has left 300,000 people homeless. Lebanon was already at breaking point before this disaster, struggling with economic collapse and the coronavirus pandemic. Oxfam is working with local partners to provide thousands of people with food, shelter, water and fuel, as well as helping to rebuild livelihoods well into the future.

We are supporting people to

  • Survive today with emergency food and essentials

    We are helping the most vulnerable people with emergency cash, food and other life-saving essentials.

  • A few people wearing surgical masks sweep the rubble from the streets

    Prepare for tomorrow with support and legal assistance

    We are providing psychological support, legal assistance and helping to rebuild businesses and repair homes destroyed in the blast.

  • Fatima opens her curtain at home

    Adapt for the future through local partners

    Working with the already vulnerable community groups of Lebanon, such as women and girls, the elderly, people with disability, migrants, refugees and the LGBTQ community.

Thank you

Thank you to everyone that so kindly donated to support our response in Beirut. This appeal is now fully funded and no longer will be taking donations.

With the funds raised, we will continue to support our partners on the ground, helping the people of Lebanon recover. We will be focusing on the most vulnerable groups such as women and girls, the elderly, people with disabilities and refugees.

This appeal is fully funded

The Beirut Explosion Appeal is now fully funded. However, if you would still like to donate, Oxfam urgently needs your help for humanitarian emergencies worldwide. Through our Emergency Fund, donations like yours could mean we reach people in crises quicker with immediate food, shelter, water, fuel and protection.