An explosion in the Lebanese capital of Beirut has left thousands wounded and at least 100 people killed. We have launched a new Emergency Appeal in response to dire shortages in hospitals – your support is urgently needed today.

A massive explosion at Karantina sea port on Tuesday 4th August has sent shock waves across Lebanon’s capital of Beirut. It is said to be the worst explosion Beirut has experienced – generating seismic waves so powerful it was reported to be equivalent to a magnitude 3.3 earthquake and was felt as far as Cyprus.

At least 100 people are reported dead, with 4,000 wounded, and it is expected that the toll will rise further as many are still missing and possibly trapped under rubble. MAP trustee, Ghassan Abu Sittah, a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon who has been treating the injured, says that hospitals have already run out of sutures and disposables. 

Hospitals have been flooded with casualties and search and rescue efforts are still ongoing. MAP is responding by getting urgent medical supplies into the hands of doctors treating the injured at Palestinian Red Crescent Hospitals. Please make an urgent donation today towards our emergency response.

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By setting up a monthly donation, you can help get vital medicines and medical supplies into hospitals that need them urgently to treat patients.

Please make an urgent donation today, you can help us save lives. Thank you.


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Zakat donations to Medical Aid for Palestinians

There are many occasions throughout the year that people choose to send Medical Aid for Palestinians a donation to help Palestinians in need.

Over the years, the annual Medical Aid for Palestinians Ramadan appeal has provided considerable benefit to some of the most vulnerable and marginalised Palestinians communities in Lebanon and occupied Palestine.

How does Medical Aid for Palestinians use Zakat for the benefit of those most in need?

Many medicines and other medical items are in desperately short supply in the occupied Palestinian Territory. MAP is responding by helping to provide as many urgently needed disposables, medicines and equipment as we can. We can only do this thanks to the financial support we receive from supporters like you. 

MAP will use 100% of all Zakat donations we receive to help respond to the current medicines emergency in Gaza and in the West Bank. Your Zakat donation will be used to buy the medicines, medical items and equipment that hospitals need right now. When you make your donation, please ensure you tell us that it is Zakat.

You can make your Zakat Gift have greater impact by adding Gift Aid to your donation.

If you would like to discuss your donation further please contact us on 020 7226 4114 or info@map.org.uk

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