Lebanon's current situation
In 2020, Lebanon endured multiple crises, including a massive explosion in Beirut’s port, an economic collapse, rising political instability, and the Covid-19 global pandemic, all of which endangered residents’ basic rights. The Lebanese political class failed to adequately address any of these crises, some of which were of their own making.
The Lebanese Pound has lost 80 percent of its value since October 2019, eroding people’s ability to access basic goods, including food, shelter, and healthcare. The Covid-19 pandemic compounded poverty and economic hardship.
The economic crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic severely affected the medical sector, endangering the ability of hospitals to provide life-saving care. Electricity blackouts became widespread, lasting up to 22 hours per day in the summer.
On August 4, a massive blast in Beirut’s seaport devastated the city killing almost 200 people, injuring more than 6,000, and leaving 300,000 people without shelter.
is a campaign by Australian based not-for-profit organisations in support of the Lebanese people in Lebanon
Like the Phoenix
from the Ashes, Lebanon will rise again
Our efforts to date
August 4, 2020
Beirut Port Explosion
Prior to August 4 2020, as part of the wider Lebanese diaspora, we watch as the crisis in Lebanon unfolded. When the August 4 2020 Beirut port explosion happened, it was a blow to a country already on its knees.
As part of our response to assist the people of Lebanon, our team at Leaders of Change Foundation came together to start the Rise Lebanon campaign.
11.5 TONS SENT TO DATE
11.5 Tons sent to Lebanon of Medication, personal protective equipment (PPE), food and Medical Supplies.
Leaders of Change team with its partners and networks in Australia and in Lebanon have been working hard to organise, receive and distributing AID to Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Orphanages and Families in need.