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Pray for Beirut, Lebanon

On Tuesday 4 August, explosions tore through a port warehouse in Beirut, Lebanon killing more than 150 people and injuring thousands.

The NCCA offers our condolences  to the victims and their families at this dreadful time. We encourage our member Churches to pray for those grieving, injured and homeless.

Please keep Beirut and Lebanon in your prayers.


What is happening locally?

The Maronite Eparch of Australia, Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay OLM, has launched an appeal to help the people of Beirut.

Donations will be distributed in collaboration with charitable organisations in Beirut and can be made via 

Read the related Catholic Weekly article Maronites will rally to help Beirut, says Bishop  5 August 2020


Act for Peace - partner response 

Act Alliance

  • The catastrophic explosion at Beirut Port caused widespread damage for hundreds of buildings including grain silos storing around 85 percent of the country’s grain.
  • Numerous residential places have been damaged or destroyed, including many healthcare facilities and several major hospitals in Greater Beirut area, due to the blast.
  • Official governmental reports estimate that more than 135 people were killed and over 5,000 are injured, and more than 300,000 people left homeless in the Greater Beirut area.
  • Beirut's governor estimated the damages costs ranging from $3-5 billion, and calls for international aid to Lebanon.

ACT Lebanon forum is in discussion on submitting a funding proposal to the ACT Secretariat to provide assistance in Shelter rehabilitation/ NFI, food assistance, hygiene items, and cash for work to ensure that the affected persons’ basic needs are met with regards to their needs.

Read the Act Alliance Alert:  Explosion in Lebanon recently issued and posted to their website 


The World Council of Churches 

In the wake of a tragic explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, the World Council of Churches (WCC) sent condolences and called for prayers for those who lost loves ones, for the injured, and for the ongoing work of the rescue teams.

Read the WCC article  WCC sends condolences in wake of explosion in Lebanon 

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