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beirut will not be abandoned

More than 100 churches, convents, Church-run schools and other institutes in Beirut are in need of repairs following the blast on August 4th. Aid to the Church in Need will be planning a project assessment trip to determine how best to provide pastoral support before winter hits.

The aid would come on top of the $300,000 emergency help provided by us
within days of the explosion—food packages and other urgent items for nearly 6,000 families worst affected by the catastrophe.

We are coordinating our aid for Beirut with other Catholic organizations, each taking responsibility for designated areas—repair of homes, education, medical care, and infrastructure. As many as 300,000 families in Beirut were displaced by the blast.

Damage in Maronite cathedral in Beirut (Maronite Church photo)

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Devastation in beirut

“Beirut is a devastated city. It’s a war scene – there is destruction and desolation in all its streets, its districts and its houses.”
Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai.

The destruction caused by the 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate which exploded inside a warehouse was immediate, its impact intensely felt by the Christian quarter.
For a country hit by civil unrest, economic collapse, COVID and now disaster, how much more can our faithful endure? Please give today.