Beirut/Lebanese Mefite Check In August 4, 2020 9:25 PM   Subscribe

Are any Mefites in Beirut or Lebanon right now? I want to check in to see how you are doing after the explosion.
posted by Kitchen Witch to MetaFilter-Related at 9:25 PM (14 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

Several friends are in the hospital; several are missing. The devastation is extraordinary. Parts of Gemmayzeh and Mar Mikhael are flattened. The rage is palpable, with more destruction from the hands of Lebanon’s political elites/warlords.
posted by Ahmad Khani at 8:59 AM on August 5, 2020 [101 favorites]

I am so sorry, Ahmad. If there's anything those of us outside of Lebanon can do, please let us know.
posted by Kitchen Witch at 10:26 AM on August 5, 2020 [8 favorites]

Ahmad, I'm so sorry.
posted by kitcat at 11:12 AM on August 5, 2020

I'm heartbroken for everyone in Beirut. My friends there were already demoralized about the state of affairs; this has made them feel hopeless.

It's a real tragedy.
posted by Superplin at 2:30 PM on August 5, 2020 [4 favorites]

I am so very sorry, Ahmad.
posted by spinifex23 at 10:20 PM on August 5, 2020

My roommate is from Beirut; his family and friends are okay
posted by growabrain at 3:54 AM on August 6, 2020 [4 favorites]

It's heartbreaking. What an utterly horrible event.
posted by Too-Ticky at 4:53 AM on August 6, 2020

I'm so sorry, Ahmad. Stay safe.
posted by rocketman at 11:33 AM on August 6, 2020

oh Ahmad, so sorry that you are going through this terrible situation. my heart breaks for everyone in Lebanon living through such peril.
posted by supermedusa at 1:50 PM on August 6, 2020

It's a horrific event, I'm so sorry. Will donate and think of you, it's so little, but it's all I got. US MeFites can suggest best organizations for donations?
posted by theora55 at 12:05 PM on August 7, 2020

I'm really sorry for this really sucky situation.
posted by mkdirusername at 10:50 PM on August 7, 2020

A friend is doing a fundraiser and posted a link to places to donate (Twitter thread).
posted by seanmpuckett at 5:21 AM on August 8, 2020

Ahmad, I hope your friends are safe and reunited with you soon. Donating today; it’s so little to do in the face of such a devastating trauma. I’ll keep watching for other ways to help.
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer at 7:55 AM on August 8, 2020

Ahmad, I'm so glad you're OK! And so very, very sorry for what has befallen your city. I'll be thinking of you and hoping your friends will be all right.
posted by Pallas Athena at 1:13 PM on August 8, 2020

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