Hollywood heart-throb, George Clooney, and his human rights lawyer wife Amal, has donated $100 000 (about R1.7 million) to causes in Beirut.
The donation follows the devastating explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital on the 4th of August.
According to an ArabNews report, at least 137 people have been killed and thousands injured. The explosion has hit at a time when the city is already overwhelmed with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement released by the couple and seen by Variety, it said that they’re "both deeply concerned for the people of Beirut and the devastation they’ve faced in the last few days".
"Three charitable organisations we've found are providing essential relief on the ground: the Lebanese Red Cross, Impact Lebanon, and Baytna Baytak. We will be donating these three $100,000 and hope that others will help in any way they can."
Amal, who has been married to the American actor since 2014, was born in Beirut but left with her family when she was two years old. The couple has three-year-old twins Ella and Alexander and currently live in the UK.
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