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Beirut’s challenge: A wealth of volunteers and a deficit of trust

Volunteers clean debris on Aug 7, 2020 following the massive explosion in the port area of Beirut, Lebanon. Aziz Taher/Reuters
Photo Credit: Aziz Taher/Reuters

In the early morning hours in the eastern Beirut neighborhood of Gemmayze, hit hard by the mammoth explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital a week ago, hundreds of volunteers are already on the streets with food parcels and brooms flung over their shoulders.

They are offering help where a widely despised government fears to tread.

Perched near a large pile of rubble, an elderly woman watches the volunteers move in and out of buildings to inspect or clean them up; others open boxes and distribute donated food and water.

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