How one family’s fundraising campaign will try to avoid Lebanon’s corruption

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: Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube:

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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.

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