Chanel stands with Lebanon by donating over Dhs2.5 million

Chanel is the first major international fashion house to aid Lebanon after the blast, donating $700,000 to four local charities
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Chanel stands with Lebanon by donating over Dhs2.5 million

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Following the catastrophic explosion in Beirut on Tuesday 4 August, the world has united in helping those affected to recover the damage and alleviate the suffering. 

In a statement, Chanel confirmed that it will be donating to $700,000 (Dhs2.57 million) to four local, Lebanese charities,  helping those affected. Showing support, the French Maison is the first major international fashion house to aid Lebanon after the blast. 

“The catastrophic explosion in Beirut sent Lebanon, a country already impacted by political unrest, economic instability and the current COVID-19 crisis, into further distress and suffering,” the statement read. “Chanel has a local presence and valued long-standing partners in Lebanon, some of whom are deeply impacted.”

The four charities to receive the donation include the Lebanese Red Cross, Amel Association, ACTED and UNICEF. According to Chanel, the funds will be split in the following way: $100,000 will be donated to the Amel Association, while the Lebanese Red Cross, ACTED and UNICEF will each receive $200,000.

Joining the efforts, industry professionals have also set up a fashion fund to help Beirut-based designers.

  • For more information on how you can help, visit Grazia's guide in support of local businesses and those affected by the events in Lebanon. 

Photo: Jason Lloyd-Evans