On August 4th 18:08, one of the largest non-nuclear explosions ever recorded shattered the heart of Beirut. It was so powerful that it was heard more than 200 kilometres away in Cyprus.
Today, at least 220 people are counted dead, more than 5,000 injured and an estimated 300,000 people left homeless.
Before the blast, Lebanon was also already reeling from one of its worst political and economic crises. Its currency has lost more than 80% of its value since October 2019.
For every bottle of Lebanese wines or olive oil sold between September 1st and September 29th, Vins d’Olive will contribute 15% of the proceeds to the rescue efforts initiated by the Japanese Red Cross. Every bottle sold also directly supports the wine and olive oil producers and the workers they employ.