Disaster response


WAM actively responds to conflict and displacement in the Middle East by providing emergency food staples, hygiene essentials, mattresses, medicines, and other necessary items to impacted families.

Nearly 100,000 people in Lebanon have been displaced since the beginning of the Israel-Palestine conflict, including over 34,000 children

Almost 2,000 hectares of argicultural land and forests have been burned. More than 340,000 farm animals have been killed. Nine water wells have been destroyed. Schools and medical facilities have been closed.

Millions of dollars have been lost due to business closures and there are billions in damages… all of this following a financial collapse in 2019 and the Beirut Port explosion in 2020.

In February 2023, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck northwestern Syria, killing 6,000 people and leaving $5.1 billion in damages, according to the AP.

Early efforts to get aid into Syria were met with difficulty and, as new crises emerged on the world stage, eventually dried up. WAM continues to provide emergency food parcels and hygiene kits to displaced Syrian families and proposes implementing longer term, sustainable agriculture and livestock solutions as the security situation allows.

The Beirut Port explosion in August 2020 was the largest non-nuclear blast in the history of the world. It caused hundreds of deaths, thousands of injuries, and billions in damages.

The blast left over 300,000 people homeless and some continue to be displaced to this day. WAM responded with food and necessities, as well as providing trauma training and making home repairs.

Lebanon, which imports 80% of its food needs, lost all 48 grain silos located at the port of Beirut. This, along with the inability to import grain due to the Russo-Ukrainian war, caused a dramatic rise in food inflation and food insecurity.

Delivering Aid in the South of Lebanon

WAM teams visited Bkassine Village in Lebanon to renovate a drinking water station and to distribute...