After Beirut blast, foreign workers beg to go home
25 August 2020 | 2:45 pm
Foreign domestic workers in Lebanon say they’ve been feeling left out since a huge blast at Beirut port ripped through large parts of the city, killing 181 people and leaving thousands homeless.
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