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Half a million children in Lebanon still 'struggling to survive' after Beirut blast

A new report from Save the Children found the families of 564,000 children can't afford sufficient food and other basic goods.
A boy digs in a garbage container in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Jan. 15, 2021.

Nearly a year after the devastating explosion that tore through Beirut, hundreds of thousands of children in Lebanon are still going to bed hungry and struggling to survive, Save the Children said on Thursday.

Across Beirut, 910,000 people, including 564,000 children, can't afford sufficient food and other basic goods such as electricity, cooking fuel, hygiene products and water.

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