Final Update from the Ground

On August 5th of 2020, 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded in the epicenter of Beirut. As soon as the news hit, Philos Project mobilized in response. Over the course of a few weeks, we raised $10,300 to provide tangible support to those displaced by the disaster.

With the donations, our fellows and volunteers on the ground have filled a warehouse with toiletries, non-perishable foods, and household essentials. So far, our fellows have distributed 51 boxes filled with 20-25 kilograms (approximately 45 lbs) of basic goods. As the city goes about the difficult work of rebuilding, our team is working to identify and respond to the needs of the community. Throughout the Christmas holiday, they will distribute another 56 boxes to needy families. Disbursements will continue into the new year as our team works to help at least 300 families.

In addition to distributing donations, our volunteers are sweeping away rubble, cleaning out houses, and getting their hands dirty as the city heals.

Your generosity has allowed us to show our love to the people of Beirut and stand with them in a time of chaos and suffering. For more information on the distribution process, the beneficiaries, please contact Julie Tegho (