The blast that decimated large swaths of Beirut left hundreds of thousands homeless, and over 200 dead with thousands more witnessing their livelihoods in ruins. The explosion exacerbated already ravaging economic conditions for a population struggling to put food on the table.
The Beirut port explosion has created a major food security emergency in Lebanon leaving extreme hardship across the population. This after months of mounting COVID19 cases, increased poverty, and rising prices leaving many with little or no purchasing power.
The bleak reality on the ground is that many Lebanese families were already skipping meals, with over 60% of the population living under the poverty line according to a World Food Program survey, some going a full day without food.
KinderUSA in partnership with MAP UK are still distributing much needed medical supplies and will provide full reporting once distribution has been completed. Understanding the emergency need for food security, KinderUSA continues to operate the Mobile Library in the south distributing food, PPE, and education to the camps and settlements. Now partnering with the Lebanese Food Bank (LFB), we are working towards enhancing their efforts to distribute fresh cooked meals to families throughout the Beirut area.
The team with the Lebanese Food Bank are preparing meals and distributing boxes of baby necessities. Just $4 will provide a meal for a family of 4 and $12 a box of baby supplies for a week which includes diapers, wipes, and powdered milk.
They are doing what they know best, along with all the local organizations and volunteers. KinderUSA is asking you to join us in expanding their coverage of families in need. Lebanon hosts the largest number of refugees in the world per capita. The Lebanese have never failed to show their humanity. Join KinderUSA today in supporting the Lebanese in their hour of need.
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