The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted a coordination call for companies and individuals that are looking to support the humanitarian relief efforts resulting from the deadly explosion in the Port of Beirut on August 4. On the call, we heard from partners who are actively responding, learned what the immediate needs are in the area, as well as the long-term outlook for recovery.
- Project HOPE's Emergency Response Team is supporting community clean-up efforts, distributing facemasks and providing basic wound care to community volunteers, and working to provide much-needed medical supplies and medicines to the medical teams deployed by the Rene Moawad Foundation (RMF). Learn more about their efforts and the situation on the ground.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Connecting Business Initiative (CBI), and UN Global Compact have released a joint Business Guide - Beirut Port Explosions to provide general guidance to private sector entities on possible ways to contribute to the Beirut response in the short-term, medium-term and long term. Access the Business Guide here.