He actively contributed to supporting the surviving victims of Beirut Blast, giving a special concert called “I Love Beirut” through which he raised $1.7 million for the Lebanese Red Cross and Save The Children Lebanon.
The event hosted French actress Fanny Ardant, a performance by the singer Louane, and the Lebanese band Mashrou Leila.
He later detailed in a post on his Instagram how the funds were distributed by the two Lebanese organizations and how and whom the donations helped.
To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Beirut Blast, he presented a new performance of his song Heroes, inspired by the A.E. Housman poem, and in which he sings in tribute to the Beirut Blast victims.
On January 2021, Mika was touched to receive the Lebanese National Order of Merit – Silver Palm. “This reciprocal love, so unexpected and so poignant, makes me happy and very proud of my heritage, especially in these difficult times for Lebanon,” he posted about it on his Instagram.
Mika will co-host the 66th edition of the Eurovision song contest with Grammy-winning singer Laura Pausini, and Alessandro Cattelan, an Italian television presenter, and voice-over artist.