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September 10, 2020
Local missionaries gave out food and medicines and prayed with victims immediately after the Aug. 4 explosion in the bustling Gemmayzeh neighborhood of the port of Beirut that killed at least 180 people and injured more than 6,000. Tens of thousands of people were injured or lost homes and loved ones, and the effects of the blast are expected to be felt for months, if not years. “Before the explosion, the people had nothing,” the leader of a native ministry said. “Now they have less than nothing.”