Explosions in Lebanon: Development and Peace - Caritas Canada at work in Lebanon since 2005
Development and Peace wishes to convey its solidarity with the Lebanese people and with all of our partners in Lebanon, after the tragic explosions that shook the capital of Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4, 2020.
Our partners on the ground are already working to help those impacted by this disaster, providing them with urgent help: people need food, drinking water, health care, medication, and shelter.
All donations received for this emergency will be used to support those affected by the explosions and those most vulnerable to the impacts of the social and economic crisis in Lebanon. We will work with the Caritas federation and our trusted network of partners in the field.
Development and Peace will act in solidarity with civil society to support those most in need and with local organizations, who are working side-by-side with impoverished communities and the Lebanese population at large to develop sustainable solutions to the crises hitting the country.
In the immediate, we will continue to support Caritas Lebanon and will also work with other local civil society organisations with whom we have worked in the past, most recently to help the influx of Syrian refugees.
There will also be a need to quickly assess the medium and long-term impacts and develop a response. Many people have lost their homes and their source of income. This is a catastrophic situation in a country already facing an economic and financial crisis that has brought its share of challenges for the most disadvantaged.
Development and Peace plans on maintaining its ongoing projects in Lebanon and will intensify its support to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the population.
Development and Peace’s work in Lebanon is focused on responding to the immediate needs of vulnerable communities, defending social and economic rights and building lasting peace. We work with local communities as well as Syrian and Palestinian refugees and migrant populations. Development and Peace has been active in Lebanon since 2005.