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UN says Lebanese, Syrians still suffer from Beirut explosion one year later

As public anger over a lack of justice grows, the United Nations said many children remain traumatized by the August 2020 explosion and that citizens who required assistance after the event are still in need.
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Many Lebanese and Syrians are still suffering from the Beirut port explosion a year after the tragic event, the United Stations said on Tuesday.

The UN Children’s Emergency Fund released a survey for the one-year anniversary of the explosion. The blast took place on Aug. 4, 2020, when 2,750 tons of the flammable fertilizer ammonium nitrate caught fire in a warehouse in Beirut’s port and exploded. More than 200 people were killed and thousands more injured. More than 200,000 people were affected by the damage.

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