As all of you know, the massive explosion on Tuesday in Beirut, was the third largest in the world after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with more than 5000 people injured, thousands more missing, and 137casualties. More than 300,000 people have been internally displaced (IDP’s) due to the loss of their homes.
Lebanon, an already fragile state, had been suffering since its civil war from 1975-1990, from 5 decades of insecurities, social instability, and most recently from economic and financial collapse.
Think about this – Lebanon has a population of 6.8 million plus an additional 1 million Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Approximately half the population are in dire need of food assistance, as unemployment was already approaching 40% before Tuesday’s blast.
Today, I urgently ask for your donation to RET, ourindependent, neutral, non-profit, based in Switzerland, Washington DC, Berlin, which I have been heading for the last 17 years.
Our team is already on the ground working in Lebanon providing and ready to provide urgent assistance and lifesaving basic needs such as psychological first aid, food, water, shelter to those in need.
So many of you have already written to me. I cannot thank you enough for your generous support during these tragic times. Your donations are much needed NOW to help feed and keep alive hundreds of thousands of people. Thank you, again, and again!!!
Please follow the below link to GoGetFunding & Donate Urgently!
Zeynep Gülgün Gündüz
President & CEO of RET
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