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29 Sep 2020

ENGIE is supporting Lebanon’s recovery through a benefit concert

“United for Lebanon”

ENGIE is supporting a charity concert in favor of the Lebanese people, following the explosion that shook Beirut on August 4th. On that day, over 200 people tragically lost their lives and over 6,500 others were left injured, during the blast that devasted Beirut’s port and over half of the city.

On October 1st, a concert organized by France Televisions, the French largest television broadcaster, will gather several French, Lebanese and international artists on stage under the “United for Lebanon” banner, to share their support and solidarity with the Lebanese people.

A financial contribution

During the entire day, France Televisions will also collect donations that will be transferred to the Lebanese Red Cross to help victims of the tragedy and their families and participate to the reconstruction of the city.

As a partner of the event, the ENGIE Foundation will donate €70,000 to the fundraiser to contribute to Lebanon’s recovery. In these challenging times for the country, ENGIE considers that it is its responsibility, as a long-time positive partner to the Middle East region, to support the Lebanese people in dealing with this tragic event.

Prior to that, the ENGIE Foundation also financed an evaluation mission carried out from September 8th to 11th by Energy Assistance France, an NGO created by colleagues from the ENGIE Group. During this mission, the NGO identified schools and orphanages for which the Foundation will support electrification projects or help improving their current energy systems.

Over its 25 years of existence, the ENGIE Foundation has supported over 1,000 projects in 25 countries all around the world, to help the weakest and most vulnerable, guarantee access to energy for all, and protect biodiversity.

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