We are coordinating efforts with UNFPA and Caritas to prioritize affected areas and families in the peripheries of Beirut where access to donation centers is limited.
Each HydroBox contains:
Water, Milk, Flour, Rice, Lentils, Sugar, Canned Tuna, Oil, Pasta, Bread, Cheese, Sweets, Hummus* (all locally sourced)
HYDROMENA works through a network of volunteers on the ground. Volunteering is the best way to make a difference today!
Our board members are covering the overhead so 100% of your donations will go to buying supplies and feeding families
On August 4th, the largest non-nuclear explosion in history took place in Beirut, Lebanon and has lead to over 170 people dead, 7,000 injured and 300,000 displaced.
Conduct testing of water quality in and around affected areas
Help fund the clean up effort in a sustainable way (proper recylcing and waste management)
Help invest into sustainable infrastructural projects to help rebuild affected water supply and connections
With more than 300,000 people displaced and 7,000 people injured, our primary goal is to fund and administer basic food and water supplies to the victims, displaced people and volunteers leading the support effort. We are not the only ones contributing to this effort but every penny counts. Our actions are different in that we work with volunteers on the ground and local, independent, non-profits and non-government organizations that are currentlty helping the victims.
Disasters involving industrial chemicals, may create acute problems from chemical water pollution. Given the failures of government in Lebanon, we are looking to contribute to independent testing efforts to identify dangerous chemical residue in the water and identify short-term and long-term actions for remediation.
Devastation at this scale will leave debris and pollutants all around the city that can be harmful if not properly disposed. In addition, the magnitude of the problem exacerbates an already poor waste management and recycling infrastructure in the country. In order to help ensure that waste is properly disposed of and where possible recycled, we will work to fund local sustainable efforts that aim at ensuring proper waste management and recycling.
The poorly maintained water infrastructure has suffered significant damage from the explosion and as a results many homes and buildings do not have running water. Through this effort we will prioritize the support of emergency modifications to water and sewerage systems in impacted areas, including repair of damage providing emergency facilities for the disposal of wastewater and solid wastes. Funds will only be provided to partners willing to undergo supervision and third-party assessments in addition to investing in sustainable practices.
*Subject to availability