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In Lebanon, 2,750 tons of abandoned ammonium nitrate in a warehouse at the port in capital Beirut exploded, killing 177 people, and devastating swathes of the city. World Central Kitchen, a non-profit founded by Spanish-American celebrity chef José Andrés, works to provide meals to people affected by natural disasters. Now, it has mobilized its volunteers and chefs to work with restaurants in Beirut and prepare meals for first responders, hospitals, charities, and families affected by the deadly explosion.
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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.
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In This Story: Lebanon
The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon. Its capital is Beirut.
Lebanon was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and is a member of the Arab League (1945), the Non-Aligned Movement (1961), Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (1969), and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (1973).