On 4 August Beirut was struck by a massive warehouse explosion when a fire ignited a large store of ammonium nitrate. A series of explosions culminated with a massive blast estimated at a 10th the intensity of the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945; one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history. With more than 200 people killed and over 6,500 injured, hospitals were quickly overwhelmed. 300,000 have been left homeless, livelihoods lost and families torn apart.
Dyson Global Retail Experience Team have launched this fundraising campaign to raise money for the British
Red Cross - Beirut Emergency Appeal
; a dedicated fund set up for this disaster. The people of Beirut face a long and difficult road ahead, your generosity will help the humanitarian and economic recovery which is even more vital in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.