Following the catastrophic explosions that shook Beirut, claiming hundreds of lives and leaving thousands injured, some of the world’s most well-known figures have been doing their bit to aid in relief efforts.
Beirut-born human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and husband George Clooney have donated an impressive $100,000 (Dhs367,250) to three charities - the Lebanese Red Cross, Impact Lebanon, and Baytna Baytak - all three of which have been working tirelessly to provide aid for those who have fallen victim to the devastating explosions. "We're both deeply concerned for the people of Beirut and the devastation they've faced in the last few days," the A-list couple said in a statement.
Part-Palestinian model Bella Hadid, whose father, real estate developer Mohamed Hadid, lived in Beirut with his family before immigrating to the US, wrote in a heartfelt Instagram post that her “eyes and heart are crying for Lebanon”. “I am sorry you have to endure this kind of disaster, my brothers and sisters,” she continued, sharing that she will be sending donations to the Lebanese Red Cross, and to local on-the-ground organisations in Beirut.
my heart, strength and condolences are with Lebanon and everyone affected by this tragedy.
please support / donate if you’re able to, i will be doing so too. https://t.co/8ACJFzxl69— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 4, 2020
Using her massive platform for good, beauty mogul Kylie Jenner shared a video of the blast on her Instagram Stories. “Prayers for Lebanon,” she wrote alongside the post which included a donation link. Posting a similar donation link, British actress and activist Jameela Jamila wrote, "I am stunned by what I have seen. I am so sorry to the families who have lost loved ones today in Beirut", while Harry Styles penned, "I’m heartbroken by Tuesday’s tragedy in Lebanon. Thinking of all those affected and sending love to everyone in Beirut. I’ve donated to the link below. If you’re able to, please give what you can."
I’m heartbroken by Tuesday’s tragedy in Lebanon. Thinking of all those affected and sending love to everyone in Beirut. I’ve donated to the link below. If you’re able to, please give what you can. https://t.co/0NWCEc3r5f— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) August 6, 2020
Supermodel Naomi Campbell took to Instagram, posting a barrage of throwbacks of herself in Downtown Beirut, including one where she is holding the Lebanese flag. “My thoughts, prayers and love go out to the people of Lebanon and their families.” she captioned the images, with a donation link added to her Instagram bio.
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