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Sarah Copland has worked for the United Nations for the last five years, most recently in Beirut, where she worked on advancing gender equality and women's rights in the Arab region.

  •  March 14, 2022 
Sarah Copland and son Isaac
The flying glass was the first thing I saw when the Port of Beirut exploded on Aug. 4, 2020. I was thrown to the ground, and my body, heavily pregnant, was riddled with shards from our shattered window. A sonic boom sounded a split-second later. Isaac, my two-year-old son, had been sitting in his …

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