Help us raise $10 million towards helping Beirut, fee-free

Wise
16.09.20
2 minute read

Lebanon is struggling with the aftermath of a devastating explosion that has killed over 200 people, injured 6,000 and made 300,000 people homeless.

So we're waiving our fees on up to £1,000 (or equivalent) in donations to organizations helping Lebanon, starting with Arc en Ciel, Offre Joie, and Nusaned. (We're working to add more organizations to our system. See how to donate below.)

This will go on until mid September at least.

Donate now.

What happened in Beirut?

On 4th August, Beirut was rocked by a devastating blast caused by the explosion of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stocked in the country's principal port. The damages the country has sustained have been estimated to be around $10-15 billion: entire buildings have collapsed, four of the city's hospitals are now out of use, and the port, on which Lebanon relies to import up to 85% of its food, has been damaged beyond repair.

This has come as the country is battling its worst financial crisis and the coronavirus pandemic, both of which pushed tens of thousands of people into poverty.

Read more on the BBC.

So we're waiving fees on donations to relief funds and NGOs working on the ground.

Customers around the world have been asking Wise how they can donate in USD to the disaster relief efforts.

donations

So we've made transfers to selected organizations supporting the relief efforts fee-free for the next month, at least. You don't have to be in Lebanon to donate.

How to donate

  1. Log in here to your Wise account or create a free account.
  2. Select the currency you want to donate from, and the amount you’d like to donate.
  3. In the payment step, you’ll see our fees have been waived. And the payment is going to Wise Europe SA NV.
  4. That’s it. Once we’ll receive money in 2-3 working days, we’ll send to the donations to Arc en Ciel, Offre Joie, and Nusaned.

Confirmation screen

If you want to send more than £1,000, that's great. Just make sure you set up a new transfer each time. Because we can't waive any fees if an amount over £1,000 is entered.

Donate now.

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