Salams for Beirut
The whole world felt the pain and suffering of Beirut after the tragic accident that afflicted the Port of Beirut, leaving dozens of dead, thousands of wounded and great losses in buildings and property. Thousands of Lebanese families were afflicted with the loss of a dear or wounded one, or their homes, businesses and livelihoods were damaged. Sadness and horror loomed over the scene, leaving the world in shock due to the scenes of the explosion and devastation and destructıon left behind.
This is the time when we must come together to stand by the Lebanese people. So, we launched #For_Beirut campaign as an urgent relief appeal to assist those affected by the painful accident to relieve some of their wounds, pain, grief and losses.
Through the campaign, we receive your donations to cover basic needs, relief materials and cover the costs of alternative housing for those who have lost their homes or it is severely damaged.
In a similar condition, every effort no matter it was becomes very much important and can make a great difference in someone’s life, especially those who were injured or lost their homes and livelihoods. This is the time when it is absolutely necessary to stand with our brothers and sisters in Lebanon who have always stood alongside other peoples’ issues. Lebanon is hosting the displaced and refugees from several places around the world to become the most country in the whole world who host refugees comparing to its population.
“We did not know what happened. I was in the car with my two children. I am unable to remember the order of the events. We heard a terrifying sound then a huge wave struck us, after which air was withdrawn from all the surroundings. What I remember was that the car flipped over, and glass was broken. I was terrified for the two boys because I saw them covered in blood, but their crying and screaming reassured me a little, we were all covered in our blood, Alhamdulillah, that we were quickly rescued from the car.
Some of the passers-by helped us to get out of the car although they were terrified and escaping but did not leave us stuck and when we arrived at the hospital the situation was catastrophic. There was no empty inch and the ground was covered in blood. Hundreds of injured people flocked to the hospital, all covered in blood, fear and terror. My children and I left the hospital quickly as soon as I made sure they are fine. I later learned that my house was completely destroyed, but, embracing my children in this situation made every other loss seem small. ” Nadra from Beirut