On August 4, two explosions tore through the city of Beirut, the second of which registered as a 3.3 magnitude earthquake, killing at least 220 people, injuring over 6,000, and leaving roughly 300,000 homeless.
The MGH Center for Global Health stands with the people of Beirut as well as our colleagues who have been affected by this tragic event. Several of the Center’s Global Disaster Response partner organizations are currently responding in Beirut. Click on the following links to learn more about their work and opportunities to get involved.
Direct Relief is supporting several hospitals in Beirut, attending to thousands of trauma patients as well as providing general medical care and addressing the county’s severe lack of essential medicines and supplies.
International Medical Corps (IMC) is providing help to overwhelmed hospitals and health facilities in Beirut by mobilizing teams to provide medical supplies and staff.
Project HOPE has stood up its emergency response team in Beirut to coordinate the distribution of medical supplies and protective gear for hospitals and first responders.
Other organizations collecting donations to support their work on the ground in Beirut include the following: