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GLOBAL AID FOR LEBANON RAISES $1.2M IN FUNDS

XO Records’ CEO Wassim "Sal" Slaiby, Global Citizen and World Food Program USA have partnered together to launch the #GlobalAidForLebanon campaign to raise funds for the victims of the Beirut explosion.

Kicked off by a $250k donation by Lebanon natives Sal & Rima Slaiby, the campaign has raised more than $1m in just 10 days for a total of $1.2m so far and has garnered support from the likes of The Weeknd, DJ Snake, Belly, French Montana, Ali Gatie, Massari as well as Lebanese stars like Nancy Ajram, Elissa and more.

The funds raised by #GlobalAidForLebanon will be dispersed among the Red Cross Lebanon, the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon and the United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP).

Funds allocated to the U.N. World Food Program will support relief efforts in Lebanon, including providing emergency food parcels to vulnerable families and those impacted by the longer-term economic crisis. Additionally, they will be supporting logistics operations at the damaged Port of Beirut and helping to rebuild.

“I would like to call out the extraordinary efforts of Sal Slaiby, Rima and Global Citizen for their dedication to ensuring the people of Lebanon get the support they need to survive and rebuild,” said WFP USA President and CEO Barron Segar.

Sal and Rima added, “Our hearts are deeply embedded in our homeland of Lebanon and to see our friends, community and people from across the globe donating to help is truly moving. We have just begun, as this devastation is so deep, and we hope to see the momentum of the fund increase so we can get sufficient help to our country that is in so much need.”

Michael Sheldrick, Chief Policy and Government Affairs Officer, Global Citizen, shared, “Scores of Global Citizens answered the call to aid the people of Beirut, in support of the ‘Global Aid for Lebanon’ campaign, and that outpouring of support is a testament to the power of humanity.”

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