The campaign was launched less than two weeks ago, exceeding $1 million in just ten days. The funds will go immediately to help the victims of the Beirut explosion.
We're scaling up rapidly to reach 1 million people across the country - including thousands of Beirut families devastated by the blast.
World Food Program USA stands by the Lebanese people during this challenging time and is committed to supporting their immediate needs and long-term recovery.
This urgent fundraiser - kicked off with a $250,000 donation from Sal & Rima Slaiby - will support the Lebanese Red Cross, the United Nations World Food Programme and Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon.
We are extremely saddened by the immense devastation and loss caused by an explosion at the Port of Beirut in Lebanon. The Lebanese people need our support now more than ever.
Lebanon imports nearly 85% of its food. The severe damage to the Port of Beirut – the largest in the country – will push food prices beyond the reach of many.
“There are small children who are hungry, who do not have anything to eat,” said the Pope, praying that leaders in the region would “be capable of making peace.”
From refugees to record-company mogul and Miss USA, Sal and Rima Slaiby tell us their stories and why they're supporting WFP USA.
The sheer scale and complexity of the challenges in Africa and other regions will stretch the resources and capacity of WFP and other agencies to the limit.
The Mt. Lebanon famine killed 200,000 people between 1915 and 1918. The situation in Syria today looks eerily similar.
Fatima is one of many mothers living in a makeshift refugee camp in Lebanon. Each one has a different story to tell, none of which are easy to hear. This is Fatima's.
The additional allocation of $43.8 million is transferred through electronic cards to 358,000 people. The majority of that cash is spent on essentials like food, shelter, health care and education.