A massive explosion rocked the port of Beirut in Lebanon on August 4, 2020, killing and injuring hundreds. The devastating tragedy caused extensive suffering to the people of the city and rendered thousands homeless. It also dealt a blow to Beirut’s cultural and social fabric while multiple economic sectors were left reeling under the impact.

The project aimed to ensure vulnerable children are safe, including girls who experience unique threats and risks as a result of gender inequality and discrimination.



and more have lost their homes in the explosion


people or more died in the Beirut blast


Under the strong humanitarian directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, and Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation and NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, an emergency aid and relief initiative were announced to address the immediate needs of the affected populations, especially children.

The launch of ‘Salam Beirut’ in August 2020 led to an outpouring of support from the local and global donor communities as Sharjah took the lead in pledging efforts for relief and reconstruction efforts in the Lebanese capital.

Through its contribution to ‘Salam Beirut’, we stood alongside the children of Lebanon.


To provide an enabling environment for women to access knowledge, services, support systems and resources, through a development network that advances them to reach their highest potential – in short, we are working towards building an equitable world for women.

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