Beirut explosion 2020: Meet the locals rebuilding their businesses from scratch

Lebanon has long been an attraction for visitors to the Middle East looking for culture, good food and a Mediterranean climate. The country has however been shaken by a series of crises that have impacted the economy and hurt many businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector.

Most recently and devastatingly, the port blast on 4 August 2020 left more than 200 people dead and destroyed the homes and businesses of many in Beirut. The explosion occurred when 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, which was negligently stored at the city’s port, ignited.

Three business owners in Beirut speak to Euronews about the challenges of rebuilding and reopening their cafe, hotel and

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