Impact of Beirut’s Explosion

300 000+ Homeless
135+ Death toll
7000+ Injuries

How will we allocate the funds raised?

We need to step up!

The Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL) will mobilize its resources and network members to raise funds.

Guided by the underlying spirit of “no one left behind” of the 2030 agenda, let us join hands and rescue our beloved Beirut.

We continue to mainstream our mission: uniting business through facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships, collaboration and collective action. Now, more than ever, the UN global compact network Lebanon is strategically placed to stitch the dots of its community.

On the afternoon of 4 August 2020

Two explosions occurred at the port of the city of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. The extremely powerful second blast resulted in at least 220 deaths, 7,000 injuries, and USD 10–15 billion in property damage, and made an estimated 300,000 people homeless.

The blast was linked to about 2,750 tons of Ammonium Nitrate. The blast was regarded as having been among the most powerful non-nuclear explosions in history. The explosion overturned cars and stripped steel-framed buildings of their cladding. Within the port area, the explosion destroyed a section of shoreline and left a crater nearly 120 meters in diameter. The grain elevator, the city's second-largest, was destroyed, exacerbating food shortages caused by the covid-19 pandemic in the country and a severe financial crisis.

How can we help you?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Money transfers:

  • USD current account: GLOBAL COMPACT NETWORK LEBANON(beirut relief fund)

    • Account Number: 00940352 0009

    • IBAN USD : LB 14 0056 0000 0000 0094 0352 0009


  • USD fresh account: GLOBAL COMPACT NETWORK LEBANON(beirut relief fund)

    • Account Number: 009403520010

    • IBAN USD : LB84005600000000009403520010


  • LBP current account: GLOBAL COMPACT NETWORK LEBANON(beirut relief fund)

    • Account Number: 00940352 0011

    • IBAN LBP: LB57005600000000009403520011

    • Bank Name: BANQUE AUDI SAL

    • Branch : Bliss

    • Bank Address: Kanater bldg./ 1st floor/ Bliss str/ Ras Beirut/ Beirut/ Lebanon

    • Swift Code : AUDB LB BX


For any other form of donation, email us on: [email protected]

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