Rebuilding Beirut

Update posted by imane Assaf On Aug 24, 2020

We have made some huge advances since our last update having now taken receipt of 2 storage areas donated by kind hearted people that want to help the people of Beirut any way they can.

At the same time we have received a steady flow of donations both here and locally, receiving many donations of food clothes, bedding, furniture and other essential items that are being sorted, itemised and redistributed amongst the communities most affected by the disaster.

Our team of volunteers continues to grow (but we need more so please spread the word) and we have implemented processes to ensure that all assessments and subsequent aid is subject to due diligence to ensure those in the most desperate situations are prioritised. The entire team are amazing and work extremely hard giving incredible amounts of their time, effort, blood, sweat and tears to try and help in any way they can.

With the support of the NGO network and the team of Lebanese Architects and Engineers, we have been surveying damage to properties and assessing the essential repairs needed to help return shattered houses back to homes. The scale of this work and the enormity of the devastation cannot be underestimated. Even now people are alone in near derelict houses trying to survive with not even the most basic amenities




Each home has to be assessed to understand the structural damage as well as the obvious doors, fixtures, fittings and windows that were destroyed during the devastating blast.

Once the assessment is complete we then engage the builders, glazers, roofers, electricians, plumbers, woodworkers and many other skilled individuals to secure, repair and rebuild these shattered homes.

Once those works are complete we then do our best to ensure each home has all of the essential needs such as clothing, food, bedding and furniture to try and return to as norma a life as possible. So far we have repaired and restored 28 homes while our current scheule has a further 50 + proporties to assess in the immediate term.



That's for the homes that can be fixed. The sheer number of families, couples and those living alone (young & old) that have lost everything they ever had in life, we do our best to re-home and restore some dignity to shattered lives. Even more heartbreaking and one thing we can never replace is those that have lost their loved ones. Quite literally everything. Obliterated in that brief moment that reaped so much destruction that it has been gouged into our hearts and minds forever.

We have rehomed so many people, some into temporary accommodation while their homes are repaired, others we have found and supported the transition to a new home. supporting them financially while we all recover from this calamity.

We all feel the mental anguish this has brought upon us, the Lebanese people endure so much and this has again shown just how strong and resilient we are. Nothing will ever take away our spirit but this has been our biggest test we have ever faced. We are beginning to see more and more people suffering with post traumatic stress, anxiety and depression so we have a network of mental health specialists and paediatricians to provide the support needed to overcome the mental wounds this has inflicted.

We have now dedicated one of our depots specifically for food and clothing distributions as the need for support is huge. Since August 4th we have distributed more than 300 food boxes and the need for food is growing all the time as starvation becomes an ever growing issue.

We work with the local communities affected by the blast to understand those members of the communities in greatest need to prioritise them and ensure they do not feel alone, helpless or abandoned. We work with them to understand their specific situations, ensuring we do our best to restore some comfort and hope to their shattered lives.

We never discriminate in any way (religion, race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, even political affiliation) - we see only desperate people in a desperate situation in desperate need of help.

And WE are in desperate need of YOUR help.

We have worked so hard, we have achieved so much but the challenge is huge.

We Need more Volunteers

We Need more Food, Clothing, Furniture and other essential items

We Need more Donations

We ask all of you, Please share this campaign. Please share the work we are doing. Please encourage as many people as possible to make a donation, no matter how small.

To all of those that have already made such generous donations; we Thank You from the bottom of our hearts, every single dollar raised makes a difference to someones life torn apart by this disaster.


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Update posted by imane Assaf On Aug 19, 2020

We have been on the ground every single day since this catastrophe struck.

We have so many beutiful hearted volunteers and we still need more. but every one is working so hard.

we continue to clean and restore the streets the best we can but our primary focus is now helping those that are in a desperate situation. We are assisting finding temporary accommodation for many of the homeless. we are working with the elderly and infirm to help restore and repair as much of their homes as possible while bringing bring them security and reassurance.

We are distributing food and clothing to the most needy as well as continuing to receive donations we are redistributing all ew have before the next supplies arrive.

we have teams of glazers, carpenters and builders on the ground repainring and rebuilding peoples lives.

We cannot believe the generosity and kindndess from everyone but more than anything it is the resilience and spirit of the victims that continue to fight for their survival.

Together we are all. stronger, together we will rebuild our country.

please continue to share our links as we need to raise as much money as we can to help the Vicyims as without us there is no one to help them.


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Update posted by imane Assaf On Aug 07, 2020

Obviously since the catastrophe that engulfed Beirut on August 4th 2020 our focus has now shifted entirely to rescue and recovery work.

We are working with a team of more than 70 Architects to assess the structural state of building with a view to undertake repairs that will enable families to return to their homes.

We are working with building contractors to undertake internal and external repairs such as roofing, glazing and even repairing the internal doors fo some homes as they were also blown out by the blast.

Our primary focus is on the communities and families that have been left with nothing from this disaster, we are distributing clothes and food, we are providing toys for the poor little children, we are providing blankets and bedding for those that have no hime left to return to.

Beirut is in a terrible state. we are working on the streets removing the endless mountain of broken glass, the debris, everything that has with been blown from buildings or rained down from the sky, our teams are there on the ground doing all they can to lift Beirut from its knees.

Thank you all so much for your ongoing support, please share this campaign with as many people or organisations as you can think of. all money donated will be going directly towards rescuing our broken city and its bringing some glimmer of hope to the Lebanese people that even with a shattered soul continue to pull together and rebuild our country once again.

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Update posted by imane Assaf On Aug 07, 2020

Obviously since the catastrophe that engulfed Beirut on August 4th 2020 our focus has now shifted entirely to rescue and recovery work.

We are working with a team of more than 70 Architects to assess the structural state of building with a view to undertake repairs that will enable families to return to their homes.

We are working with building contractors to undertake internal and external repairs such as roofing, glazing and even repairing the internal doors fo some homes as they were also blown out by the blast.

Our primary focus is on the communities and families that have been left with nothing from this disaster, we are distributing clothes and food, we are providing toys for the poor little children, we are providing blankets and bedding for those that have no hime left to return to.

Beirut is in a terrible state. we are working on the streets removing the endless mountain of broken glass, the debris, everything that has with been blown from buildings or rained down from the sky, our teams are there on the ground doing all they can to lift Beirut from its knees.

Thank you all so much for your ongoing support, please share this campaign with as many people or organisations as you can think of. all money donated will be going directly towards rescuing our broken city and its bringing some glimmer of hope to the Lebanese people that even with a shattered soul continue to pull together and rebuild our country once again.

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Update posted by imane Assaf On May 31, 2020

After another successful mission across the Aley region on Friday 29th May, we delivered another 250 foodboxes bringing the total number of boxes delivered to 1700 !!

Without your help this would not have been possible so we, and the families you have all helped will be eternally grateful for your support.

1700 food boxes Is an amazing achievement but the crisis is ongoing and we continue to receive messages everyday about new families in dire need.

We have now changed the end date of this campaign to ongoing so we can continue to raise funds and ensure we help as many people as we possibly can.

Every penny, cent, lira counts and we do our best to ensure we can provide as much support as we possibly can.

Thank you to all of those kind souls that have made such generous donations. Please share this campaign with all of your friends and other organisations that you believe can help us.

From the bottom of my heart, Thank You All So Much.

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Update posted by imane Assaf On May 25, 2020

Since the beginning of the corona virus outbreak, we’ve been able to visit 46 cities and villages donating over 1400 food parcels and 400 hygiene kits to those in need.


The crises in our country is not just about corona, its also about the collapse of the economy.
Every penny we receive counts!

There are 3 ways to help us with our campaign: - By buying products of your choice on Just help- Ahla fawda https://www.just-help.org/en/c/AhlaFawda
- Donating money on Go Get Funding- Ahla Fawda https://gogetfunding.com/wewillfightthistogether/?... - Contacting us on Instagram or Facebook on ways to donate cash: @ahlafawda

Our goal is not about how many boxes we deliver it’s about how long we can sustain doing what we’re doing.
We need YOUR help. Donate today


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