Shereene Idriss and her sisters couldn’t believe how much money their GoFundMe campaign for Beirut raised in the days after a massive explosion rocked the city, but they needed to navigate the country’s notoriously corrupt bureaucracy to get the donations to the people that needed it the most. Read more: https://wapo.st/3aiEakW. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK
In This Story: Beirut
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. No recent population census has been conducted, but 2007 estimates ranged from slightly more than 1 million to 2.2 million as part of Greater Beirut, which makes it the third-largest city in the Levant region and the fifteenth-largest in the Arab world.