Non-profit partners with restaurants to offer free meals in Lebanon

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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: Lebanon

    Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East.

    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).

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