Save the Children already works extensively across Lebanon and the communities in Beirut are well known to us. We are responding to the most immediate and critical needs of children and their families with food, shelter, and psychosocial support. Many children will have had a potentially traumatising experience and will be left with haunting memories.
We're in Beirut right now, providing:
In the coming weeks, we will:
Even before the explosion, Lebanon was struggling with an economic collapse. Recent analysis by Save the Children showed that over half a million children in greater Beirut were already struggling to survive or were going hungry. This explosion will have only made their situation worse. A disaster of this scale will take a long time to recover from and we are still in the emergency phase.
Children in Lebanon are more vulnerable than ever.