Beirut Explosions: Children urgently need help
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You have likely seen the videos that gave a devastating and heart-breaking look into one of the biggest industrial explosions in Lebanon’s history.
The explosions immediately wiped out a portion of Beirut's port district, shattering windows and buildings. The death toll could be as high as 100 with 4,000 wounded and over 300,000 people displaced. We are very concerned that children are among the casualties and that those who survived are in shock.
Right now UNICEF is in Beirut preparing to support children and their families. But we can’t do this without you.
This horrific event adds to what is already a double crisis for the people of Lebanon-- economic collapse and a rise in COVID-19 cases, which means that hospitals are already overwhelmed and frontline health workers are exhausted.
We urgently need your help now to provide life-saving assistance to children affected and their families.
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