Johanniter International Assistance provides disaster relief in Beirut

On August 4, a heavy explosion devasted much of Beirut’s port area, where more than 150 deaths and more than 6,000 injuries have been reported. Our German member, Johanniter International Assistance is in Beirut to provide help and support to the people affected by the explosion.

Already before the explosion, Johanniter International Assistance has been active in Lebanon for many years, supporting people with food and hygiene items. Together with its local partners Developmental Action without Borders – Naba’a and Multi Aid Programs- MAPS , they have been supporting Palestinian and Syrian refugees. 540 Syrian and Palestinian young people are currently receiving vocational training so that they can build their own future. Johanniter International Assistance is doing everything they can to continue their activities in Lebanon, although the apartment of the staff in Beirut was severely damaged.

Johanniter International Assistance and the partner Developmental Action without Borders – Naba’a has started the distribution of food parcels to 350 families.

Due to the damaged kitchens and cooking utensils, some people are no longer able to cook, which is why we are supplying them with tinned food for simple consumption.says Yasser Dawoud, Executive Director of Nabaa

The JOIN family stands in solidarity with the victims and wishes them much strength.

Food Distribution
Photo by Johanniter International Assistance