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Local Lending a Helping Hand to Lebanon

When the city of Beirut in Lebanon exploded in August due to the detonation of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been stored for six years without safety measures at Beirut's port, local restauranteur Madaline Fakhoury was paralysed by shock and disbelief.

“We were in shock as we struggled to face the reality that our nation – our pride and joy – had been disintegrated in a matter of minutes. The land was mourning the loss of its beauty, and the people were grieving the loss of innocent lives,” said Madaline.

“The homes and lives of thousands of Lebanese people had been left shattered, with years of hard work destroyed and buried amongst the rubble.”