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


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Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is the obligation for Muslims to give a proportion of their wealth to charity each year. 

How does Medical Aid for Palestinians use Zakat Donations?

Across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), Palestinian hospitals are in desperate need of basic, yet essential medicines and medical supplies. Many medical items needed to treat patients are regularly in short supply or have already ran out completely. At Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), we help by purchasing as many urgently needed medicines, medical supplies and equipment as we can. We can only do this thanks to the financial support we receive from supporters like you. You can choose to make your donation to us a 'Zakat donation' by selecting the checkbox in our donation forms. 

MAP uses 100% of all the Zakat donations we receive to respond to the ongoing medicines and medical supply emergency in Gaza and in the West Bank. If you want to make a Zakat donation, please remember to tick the Zakat box on the donation page.

You can make your Zakat Gift have even 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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