The tragic explosions that shook Lebanon last week have left thousands of victims in its wake. Thousands have been killed, injured and have had their homes destroyed by the devastating blast. The world has taken notice and people are doing everything they can to help the city rebuild somehow. Arab and Western celebrities we all know and love are using their platforms to raise awareness and donating what they can to Lebanese charities.
From Karen Wazen to Mohamed Hadid, regional and international celebrities are expressing their condolences online and urging people to help Lebanon in any way they can. Bella Hadid, who’s father lived in Beirut prior to living in America, posted on Instagram, “my eyes and heart are crying for Lebanon. I am sorry you have to endure this kind of disaster, my brothers and sisters,” and pledged that she would be donating money to charities in Lebanon.
My eyes and heart are crying for you Lebanon. Over 150 people dead , thousands injured or missing... I am sorry you have to endure this kind of disaster my brothers and sisters...I will be sending donations to the Lebanese Red Cross, as well as ALL of the smaller organizations in Beirut from the last slide of this post. I hope you will join me. 300,000 people have been displaced and have become homeless. This explosion is coming during one of the hardest times for Lebanon in history... with an unprecedented economic crisis and famine, political unrest , homelessness , the pandemic and the unemployment rate plummeting , we NEED to support the people of Lebanon. Helping from within, through these smaller organizations can help pin point what necessities are most needed and where they can be sent, exactly. We need to continue to speak on this crisis, #PRAYFORLEBANON but most importantly , We need to collectively support immediate humanitarian relief. Stand UP and stand TOGETHER. I love you all out there. Beirut - I am wrapping you in a golden blanket of light and strength. I see you and support you. I am sorry. ارك الله فيك…
Amal and George Clooney have also donated around $100,000 to three charities to help the victims of the horrific blast, who need aid to help rebuild their lives and homes. In a statement to People magazine, the Lebanese human rights lawyer and her American actor husband said, “We’re both deeply concerned for the people of Beirut and the devastation they’ve faced in the last few days.”
Lebanon is on its knees and needs us more than ever. Yesterday's explosion in Beirut devastated the city and sent shockwaves around a country that is already in the midst of political unrest, economic crisis and famine. We have to come together to help. Please donate if you can and share this information. rp: @najwazebian Update: there is no need for blood donations right now thanks to all the hero volunteers.
In addition, Ariana Grande took to Twitter to share a donation link, calling for her fans and followers to help in any way they can, with the caption, “My heart, strength, and condolences are with Lebanon and everyone affected by this tragedy. Please support/donate if you’re able to, I will be doing so too.”
One Direction’s ex front man, Harry Styles, also shared the same link and expressed his condolences, “Thinking of all those affected and sending love to everyone in Beirut. I’ve donated to the link below. If you’re able to, please give what you can,” he tweeted. Dua Lipa followed suit on Instagram as did British supermodel, Naomi Campbell, who posted images of herself on a previous visit to Beirut and added a donation link to her Instagram bio.
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