What’s Happening In The World Right Now (And How To Help)

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Help Afghanistan, Haiti, Lebanon

The world is suffering. Lebanon, Afghanistan and Haiti are in crisis. Lebanon has been plunged into darkness with no access to fuel, healthcare or electricity while the Taliban has taken over Afghanistan, stealing freedom from its residents. Haiti has been struck by a catastrophic earthquake which has claimed thousands of lives and displaced an estimated one million people. Here, MOJEH shares how you can help those in need, whether you donate, shop from local artisans or provide aid.



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Lebanon is facing a humanitarian catastrophe one year on from the devastating blast that claimed many lives and affected many more. A citywide blackout triggered by the ongoing fuel crisis has restaurants, businesses and hospitals throughout Lebanon closing their doors and left residents without power; more than half of Lebanon are now living in poverty without access to food or medicine. In addition, a fuel tanker exploded on 15 August, taking 28 lives and injuring 80.

You can help those in need by donating to NGOs who are dedicated to rebuilding communities, feeding the hungry, keeping residents as safe as possible and helping the injured. Trusted organisations accepting donations include Lebanese Red CrossImpact Lebanon, and Beit el Baraka. For victims of the recent explosion, you can donate medical supplies through Baytna Baytak, Lebanon Needs, and Basecamp. Lebanese humanitarian and influencer Jessica Kahawaty has set up a fundraiser with the aim of gathering $300,000 (Dhs1.1 million) for those in need.

Aside from donating, you can purchase goods from Lebanese-owned brands and artisans or connect Lebanese job-seekers with employment opportunities. Don’t forget to check in on your Lebanese friends and offer them support throughout this incredibly difficult period.


We are being relayed heart-wrenching scenes from Afghanistan where residents are desperately trying to flee Kabul after US troops were withdrawn on 15 August, leading to the Taliban taking over the city. Women and girls are particularly fearful as they will likely be unable to maintain their jobs or remain in education; the Taliban banned women from working and girls from attending school under their previous regime. There are a number of organisations donating goods, raising money and providing services for Afghan people in need. Women for Afghan Women is protecting women and girls in Afghanistan by providing them with shelter, food and aid. Afghan Aid offers emergency aid for residents who have been forced to flee their homes and supports families, while Islamic Relief sends food to those that are homeless. Other organisations include Muslim Hands, who donate food, blankets and medical care to those in need; International Rescue Committee who help families and children; and UNICEF who are donating life-saving supplies to women, children and families throughout Afghanistan. If you would like to help those in need of urgent medical care, donate to Doctors Without Borders.



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Already facing political turmoil and still recovering from the earthquake that occurred in 2010, Haiti has been struck with another powerful earthquake – measuring 7.2 on the richter scale – killing over 2,000 people and leaving others homeless without food or basic supplies. Aftershocks are ongoing and Haiti is in the midst of a tropical storm, making it all the more difficult for the estimated 1.2 million people in need to receive aid. UNICEF is on the ground ensuring children and families have access to clean water, shelter and supplies.

MOJEH reminds you to only donate to reputable charities and be aware of any potential scams.

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  • Words by Savanna Smith