The tragedy in the Lebanese capital Beirut, which happened on 4 August, claimed the lives of at least 135 people, and five thousand were injured. Recall that in the port of Beirut explosion, the shock wave which swept across the city and destroyed many buildings.
To the tragedy responded many celebrities publicly expressing his condolences to the families of the victims. A 59-year-old George Clooney and his 42-year-old wife Amal decided to donate 100 thousand dollars to charitable organizations in Lebanon that are assisting the victims of the explosion.
We both are very worried about people in Beirut and what devastation they have faced over the past few days. Substantial assistance is supported by three charitable organizations: the Lebanese Red Cross, Lebanon and Impact Baytna Baytak. We give them 100 thousand dollars and hope that other people will also help in any way possible,
reads their official statement.
Beirut — the hometown of the wife of Hollywood actor. In the Lebanese capital, she lived up to two years, and then her family left the country because of the civil war. Amal grew up in England where he was educated at the College St Hugh’s University of Oxford, and then graduated from the law faculty at new York University on specialty “international law, extradition and protection of human rights”.
Amal never forgets its roots. Together with her husband she sponsored eight schools for children of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, as well as making a donation to the Center for the rights of migrant children.