A girl stands beside her window where we see damaged buildings

Lebanon Crisis - One Year Report

Report cover image showing mother comforting her child in the aftermath of the explosion

On August 4th 2020, an explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon caused devastation to the city and surrounding areas, exacerbating the humanitarian challenges already facing the country. More than 200 people were killed, 6,500 were injured and some 300,000 people lost their homes.

The Humanitarian Coalition, with support from the Government of Canada, the Canadian Lebanese community, and corporate and media partners, mobilized Canadians from every province and territory to respond to the crisis.

The appeal for Lebanon raised $11 million in funds from generous donors and corporate partners. The Government of Canada further contributed $8 million in matching funds, for a total combined impact of $19 million.

The member agencies of the Humanitarian Coalition responded immediately with emergency relief and began implementing recovery programs for the most vulnerable populations.