How do posts continue to operate during a terrible crisis? This is the subject of the Autumn edition’s cover story. On 4 August, over 200 people were killed and hundreds of thousands left homeless when an explosion ripped through Beirut. LibanPost, Lebanon’s designated postal operator, did not escape the destruction and suffered injuries to staff and damage to its post offices. Despite this, the postal operator kept working. The cover story examines the tragedy from the perspective of those who work in the post.