Fashion house Chanel donates AED2.5 million to Lebanese charities
The luxury fashion house, Chanel, has pledged to donate a whopping $700,000 to organisations in Lebanon that are dealing with the fallout of the blast that rocked the country's capital Beirut, killing more than 170 people.
In an announcment by the French fashion giant, it pledged to donate funds across four charity organisations, the Lebanese Red Cross, Amel Association, Acted and Unicef.
“Chanel has a local presence and valued long-standing partners in Lebanon, some of whom are deeply impacted,” the statement read.
Chanel is the first major international fashion house to announce aid support for Lebanon following the blast, which happened in the Beirut on August 4. So far, an estimated 6,000 people were injured in the blast, which also destroyed large parts of the capital city.
The explosion pushed the country into further distress and suffering having already been severely impacted by political unrest, economic instability and the current Covid-19 crisis.
A number of high profile names have also donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to help with the country’s relief efforts. Last week, Canadian singer The Weeknd pledged $300,000, while George and Amal Clooney announced they would be donating $100,000 to Lebanese charities.
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