George and Amal Clooney donate R1.8 million to Lebanese charities following Beirut explosion

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  • George and Amal Clooney are donating $100 000 (R1.8 million) to Lebanese charities in the wake of the Beirut explosion.
  • The explosion killed 145 people, injured around 5 000 and left a quarter of a million homeless.
  • The A-listers said in their statement that they were "deeply concerned for the people of Beirut". 

George and Amal Clooney are giving back in the wake of the Beirut explosion.

According to News24, a stockpile of chemicals caught fire on Tuesday resulting in "Beirut's deadliest peace-time explosion". At least 145 people died while over 5 000 were injured and a quarter of a million people were left homeless.

In a statement, the A-listers said they were "deeply concerned for the people of Beirut," reports People.

"Three charitable organizations we've found are providing essential relief on the ground: the Lebanese Red Cross, Impact Lebanon, and Baytna Baytak," they said. "We will be donating $100 000 (R1.8 million) to these charities and hope that others will help in any way they can."

Amal, a human rights lawyer, was born in Beirut before relocating with her family to England.

This isn't the first time the power couple has given back. With the outbreak of Covid-19, they also donated a total of $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts in April, reports Entertainment Tonight

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