Nova Scotia Supports Humanitarian Aid for Lebanon

The Government of Nova Scotia will provide $1 million to the Lebanese Red Cross to support those affected by the Beirut explosion.

The Lebanese Red Cross Society’s mission is to provide relief to victims of natural and human disasters and it helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies, and to reduce the suffering of the most vulnerable.

United Nations agencies have warned of a humanitarian crisis in Lebanon following the devastating explosion at a portside warehouse on Aug. 4.

The Government of Canada is contributing up to $5 million in humanitarian aid, including $1.5 million to the Lebanese Red Cross to provide emergency medical services, shelter and food

Donations can be made through the Canadian Red Cross to the Lebanon Humanitarian Needs Appeal: