Meryl Streep Donates $25,000 to KAFA’s Beirut Relief Work

Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep, often described as the "best actress of her generation", has donated a generous $25,000 to Kafa's relief work supporting women who lost their houses, or have been injured/traumatized as a result of Beirut explosion. KAFA announced the news via twitter. Another Hollywood star, Russel Crowe, had donated back in August $5000 to the legendary Gemmayze restaurant that was torn apart following the August 4 explosion. Thank u #MerylStreep for ur generous…

Instead of Encouraging Volunteering, Lebanese State is Cracking Down on Volunteers

Beirut governor issued a memo yesterday requesting that all volunteering organizations obtain a permission from the army's emergency room, and prohibiting those without a permit from entering the affected areas by the blast. At a time where every aspect of the response to this deadly explosion had been volunteer-led, the Lebanese authorities are cracking down on volunteers and organizations. This decision comes two days after the parliament approved an outrageous and unjustified state of emergency,…
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#BeirutBlast Aftermath: 640 Historic Houses Were Damaged, 60 Are At Risk of Collapse

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At least 640 historic buildings, including museums, houses, art galleries and religious site were damaged due to the Beirut Port’s blast, and 60 are at risk of collapse according to UNESCO. The agency is leading ...
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Pictures of the French Carrier “Tonnere” Stationed at Beirut Port

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The French Navy’s Navy’s helicopter carrier Tonnerre has arrived to Beirut few days ago in order to deliver aid supplies to the Lebanese people. “Tonnere” is an amphibious assault helicopter carrier of the Marine Nationale ...
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What Lebanese Born in the 80s Had to Go Through So Far

1 month ago
Yesterday I stumbled upon a New York Times article from 1984 written by Thomas Friedman about “Lebanon’s Haunted Youth” and how harsh life was for those “who have grown up during the last nine years ...
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Parliament Just Approved Two-Week State of Emergency: What Does That Mean?

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Berri headed a parliament session today where they approved a two-week state of emergency imposed by the government. While people are still looking for their loved ones and cleaning the rubble, the authorities are finding ...
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Russell Crowe Donates to Save “Le Chef” Restaurant in Gemmayze

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“On Behalf of Anthony Bourdain, I thought that he would have probably done so if he was still around. I wish you and LeChef the best and hope things can be put back together soon.” ...
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Who Knew About The Ammonium Nitrate?

1 month ago
It’s been one week now since the worst disaster in Lebanon’s history, and we still haven’t heard a word regarding the ongoing investigation. Every day, we’re hearing a new story regarding the 2,750 tons of ...
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#BeirutBlast: Six Days and We’re Still Waiting for the Investigation Results

1 month ago
The Lebanese President and the government announced almost a week ago now an investigation to determine within FIVE DAYS MAX the exact cause of the explosion and “who was responsible”, and they’ve refused so far ...
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Olympique de Marseille To Honor Beirut Blast Victim by Raising the Lebanese Flag

1 month ago
French Football team Olympique de Marseille is paying tribute to one of its fans in Lebanon, Cyril Canaan, who died in the most recent Beirut Blast, by placing the Lebanese flag on its jersey in ...
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