August 5, 2020

Beirut blasts heap fresh woes on deeper Lebanon crisis

Beirut (AFP) – For the Lebanese people, who have watched helplessly as their economy has collapsed in recent months, the devastating explosion in Beirut is one disaster too many.The deadly blasts struck at a time when Lebanon’s currency has plummeted against the dollar, businesses have closed en masse and poverty has soared at the same alarming rate as unemployment.”It’s an earthquake,” said Kamel Mohanna, founder of the Amel Association International charity founded during the 1975-1990 civil war.”I’ve been working in humanitarian aid in Lebanon for 47 years, and I’ve never seen anything like…


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