A small charity in Borehamwood supported by London’s Jewish community is asking for £3,400 to cover the costs of sending emergency medical aid to Beirut.
Goods for Good, founded by Roz Bluestone, said it was sending a shipment of 8,520 treatments to the Lebanese capital after its port was torn apart by an enormous explosion earlier this month, the blast damaging several hospitals.
“We have been working to help support our partners on the ground to deliver urgent medical aid,” said the charity’s Stephanie Rukin. “We need help to make this happen. These are vulnerable people who lost everything in a second.”
Access to medicines in Lebanon is precarious, since the coronavirus-hit country, which has the highest number of refugees per capita than anywhere else in the world, is essentially bankrupt. Mass protests against corruption and mismanagement followed the blast, causing the government to resign.