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Medair is launching emergency programming to support families affected by the 04 August explosion in the port of Beirut. The explosion, caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, killed more than 160 people and injured over 6,000. “I lived through more than 10 wars and conflicts, but I have never seen devastation like this,” says Wadeaa, who lives in a neighbourhood near the port of Beirut. “There are no places to go or hide. The street is our home. Now there is nothing.” Medair staff have begun distributing emergency shelter kits, containing plastic sheeting, timber, and tools to families affected…

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