Kylie Jenner, Naomi Campbell and more celebrities pray for Lebanon

Naomi Campbell posted throwbacks from a past trip to Beirut. Instagram/@naomi
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Updated 06 August 2020

Kylie Jenner, Naomi Campbell and more celebrities pray for Lebanon

DUBAI: On Tuesday, a massive explosion ripped through the port area of Beirut, killing at least 73 people and injuring thousands. The giant blast, which was felt 264 km away in Cyprus, sent shockwaves throughout the city, shattering windows and blowing off balconies on apartment buildings. The mushroom-like explosion caused widespread damage, destroying much of the capital. The ateliers of renowned Lebanese designers have been decimated, including Maison Rabih Kayrouz and Ralph Masri’s flagship stores. 


The horrifying explosion occurred during the country’s worst economic crisis in its recent history, and the Lebanese people need all of the help that they can possibly get at this time, which is why several Lebanese and non-Lebanese figures have taken to their social media accounts to raise awareness about the devastating event.


Using her massive platform for a good cause is US beauty mogul Kylie Jenner, who shared a video of the blast and a link to donate on her Instagram Stories. “Wow wow. Prayers for Lebanon,” she wrote alongside a series of praying hands emojis. 

British supermodel Naomi Campbell posted a string of throwbacks of herself in Downtown Beirut, including one where she is holding up the Lebanese flag. “My thoughts, prayers and love go out to the people of Lebanon and their families. My memories of downtown of how I will remember it,” she captioned the images. The model also posted a donation link on her Instagram bio. 

Also urging their fans to help Lebanon as much as they can was Albanian-British hitmaker Dua Lipa. The “Physical” singer took to her Instagram Stories to post several infographics about ways to help the country. 


“This is absolutely devastating! What is happening in Beirut? Friends, please let me know your loved ones are safe!” she captioned a video of the explosion. 

In another post, she urged her 49.8 million followers to donate blood if they are able to. “Please if you are able and healthy to donate blood please do! Beirut needs your help. There are people in critical conditions!” 


Lebanese-Australian model Jessica Kahawaty, Lebanese blogger Karen Wazen, Moroccan-Egyptian catwalk star Imaan Hammam and model Bella Hadid also used their platforms to raise awareness. 

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My Lebanon. I don’t how much more my heart can handle. Today, 6:05pm, I lived the most terrifying minutes of my entire life. Hiding behind a wall as the entire building started shaking and the house glass exploded all around; then running from a room to another to find my son. Calling a number after another to locate my family. God saved us, I am grateful to be alive. Tonight, I can’t stop crying as I feel helpless for my country, for the people. I pray for everyone touched by this terrible situation. Now, we can only dream that one day we will wakeup to a better nation. Rebuild this land. And heal the wounds. Even if at this stage, I don’t really know what can heal us. We need to act fast to save and help everyone in need at this second. Please check my stories to see how you can help and whoever has urgent information to share, please be in touch. To everyone abroad, please donate for Lebanon, link in my bio. Allah yerham every single soul we lost today and I send prayers and courage to all the medical teams; only you can save us. May God give you the strength To everyone who can donate blood, please do, there are numbers for blood banks in each city. And whoever is close to a hospital, head there now, we NEED you. Also, check @locatevictimsbeirut to localize victims and @open_houses_lebanon to find a home tonight/or to share any space you can also lend as a home to the ones who lost their roofs today. God save Lebanon يا رب #prayforlebanon #lebanon #godsavelebanon #beirut

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Bella Hadid donates designer clothing for a good cause

Updated 28 September 2020

Bella Hadid donates designer clothing for a good cause

DUBAI: If you’ve ever wanted to get your hands on Bella Hadid’s ultra-luxe wardrobe featuring brands like Dior, Off-White and Vivienne Westwood, you may just have a chance. The part-Palestinian model this week decided to take part in the Sidewalk Sale for Social Justice in Brooklyn by donating a slew of her own clothing items to the sale, and it’s all for a good cause.

The Sidewalk Sale for Social Justice, which took place on Sunday, benefits a variety of causes such as the Black Lives Matter movement, which Hadid has been quite outspoken in her support of. 

The Palestinian-Dutch model documented the charitable event via her Instagram Stories, and showcased the “lil rack of stuff” she had for sale, which included plenty of designer items.

“I’ve got a lil rack of stuff!! curated by my sis @haleywollens ! But also so many great vendors !!! 100% of proceeds going to @abundantbeginnings @brooklyn_supported_agriculture! Thank you @sorrymydude for this (sic),” she wrote alongside a photo of herself laying among the donated pieces of clothing.

The Sidewalk Sale for Social Justice coordinators were thrilled with Hadid’s charitable contributions, and reposted her donated items on their Instagram Stories.

“This week we have donations from the best dressed baby doll @bellahadid,” said one of the posts.

It’s not the first time the model cleans out her closet for a humanitarian cause. In June, the 23-year-old donated a pair of paint-splattered Miu Miu boots for British Vogue’s online auction in aid of organizations  NHS Charities Together and the NAACP.