Statement on the explosion in Beirut


The DEC is shocked and deeply saddened at the scale of destruction in Beirut following the explosion at the port which has caused widespread damage in the city and killed at least 100 people. Our thoughts and sympathies are with all those affected and their families, friends and colleagues at this time.

We are monitoring the situation closely, but at present it does not meet the criteria for launching one of our national fundraising appeals. You can find out more about when we launch an appeal here.

If you would like to help people affected by the explosion in Beirut and its aftermath, we encourage you to donate to the following DEC member charities who have launched appeals:

Our other three member charities also work in Lebanon either directly or through local partners. You can donate to them via the links below: