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On the fourth of August, calamity struck Lebanon. An explosion ripped through its port in Beirut. It was caused by 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate which had been stored in a warehouse for over six years. Since Lebanon imports 85% of its food, the port played a major role in the lives of its people.
Casualties, unfortunately, occurred. Upwards of 200 dead, 6,000 injured and 200,000 homeless. This tragic instance has been incredibly detrimental, the economy has suffered as well. The country’s collective loss exceeds 15 billion dollars, with just damage costs alone exceeding 3 billion dollars.
Indians have been personally affected too. With over 9,000 Indian Nationals employed in companies and agricultural farms there, we do not have the privilege of detachment. We need to help in any way that we can. From creating conversation and awareness to making sizable donations, we need to take whatever measures that we are capable of taking to help the people of Lebanon.
If you can, do.
Listed below are some organizations which you can help through:
The UN’s world food program which provides food to people who were displaced and lost their homes. LINK
The Lebanese Red Cross which provides ambulance services in Lebanon. LINK
To donate to post-surgical therapy for the people affected by the explosion donate here. LINK
International Medical Corps is offering mental health care to those affected. They also provide health services to Syrian refugees. You can donate here. LINK
Islamic Relief, which is a food aid and emergency response LINK
UNICEF is providing medical and vaccine supplies. They also have a ground team that is counseling children traumatized by the blast. LINK
A charity called Baytna Baytak is raising funds to provide free housing to those who have been displaced. LINK
Project HOPE is bringing protective gear as well as medical supplies to Beirut, and helping out on ground teams. LINK
Impact Lebanon is sharing information about people who have been missing since the explosion. It has also set up a crowdfunding campaign. LINK
KHALSA AID - LINK
During this time, when most of us are not in a state of comfort or security, there are some people and organizations which are doing the utmost to improve our condition. Khalsa Aid is a UK based non-profit created with the purpose of providing aid to victims of natural and man-made disasters, internationally. Their ideology is based on the Sikh principle of “recognizing the human race as one”.
The founder of Khalsa Aid; Ravinder Singh, is a British-Sikh humanitarian. His concept of taking langar (Sikh community kitchen) to different places in the world that need it, is one based on the hope of rekindling people’s trust in humanity. His work has led him to front lines all around the world including Kosovo, Syria, Congo, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, as well as to communities closer to home in the UK during floods in Somerset. Some of his most recent work has been in Iraq where, during the pandemic, the Khalsa Aid team has been providing food packs to the Yezidi IDP’s and Syrian refugees. He notably proclaimed:
“We have always put the ideology of welfare for all at the core of everything we do and it’s this principle in Sikhi that drives us. It’s a much-needed belief in the world today when we look at the atrocities mankind is carrying out against itself”
Locally, in India, 32,000 Khalsa Aid volunteers are working across the country to distribute langar, and ration kits among the needy and to supply PPE kits, masks, and gloves among hospitals, the police force and sanitation workers. There have been 20 beds set up in an isolation centre in Punjab.
These are only a few examples of the vast work that they have done in an effort to improve humanity’s condition.
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1. Akshaya Patra Foundation - LINK
Akshaya Patra Foundation in coordination with state governments and district administration has been providing relief either by providing cooked meals or dry ration to the people in need. They are currently serving in Rajasthan, Gujarat, NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Haryana, Chattisgarh, Orissa, and Telangana.
Each cooked meal is costing them INR 20 and each grocery kit that consists of rice, pulses, oil, spices, and vegetables is costing them INR 750. This grocery kit can serve 2 people with 42 meals for 21 days.
2. GOONJ - LINK
Rahat COVID-19 is a donation drive to aid daily wage workers and their families stuck in cities with no resources or means of income. They plan on providing dry ration and emergency funds.
3. Médecins Sans Frontières - LINK
Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters, and exclusion from healthcare.
MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender, or political affiliation. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of neutrality and impartiality.
4. BLM International Donation - LINK
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an organized movement advocating for non-violent civil disobedience in protest against incidents of police brutality against African-American people.
5. CLIMATE CHANGE - LINK
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