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Tony left his family in Lebanon to find stability in Australia. No one will stay now, he says – SBS News

Like thousands of others, Tony Dib left Lebanon to escape an economic crisis and political incompetency. He says this week’s blast in Beirut will be the final straw for many who stayed.

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As images of a desolate and fallen Beirut filled his phone this week, Tony Dib made nervous calls from Western Sydney.  
From Zgharta, in North Lebanon, his wife assured him that she and their two sons hadnt been close enough to feel the explosion in the capitals port which has claimed the lives of more than 150 people and injured thousands more.  
But as he watched the news coverage unfold, the 34-year-old recognised a friend among the rotating images of those who were missing.
Later, he saw…

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