Last year, as restrictions across Lebanon were implemented, hundreds of thousands of people lost their jobs. The price of basic food and water increased, which has negatively impacted the lives of millions nationwide.
After the devastating explosion in Beirut on August 4th, the need for first aid and hospital assistance has only risen as thousands have been injured as a result of the blast. Hospitals in Beirut were recovering from a surge in coronavirus cases, and now there are concerns the virus could spread further as people flood into hospitals.
WHAT IDRF IS DOING
In response to the explosion, IDRF is providing emergency medical assistance to affected victims in Beirut. Our services include first aid support and food parcels for those most in need in the Beirut area.
In Bekaa valley, IDRF is providing families with food parcels to vulnerable families in Lebanon to last them one month. Food parcel contains staples such as rice, bulgur, lentils, chickpeas, olive and vegetable oil, sugar, salt, tea, and more.