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Lebanon: Rising Poverty, Hunger Amid Economic Crisis

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People wait in line at a bakery in Beirut, Lebanon, July 2022.
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(Beirut) – The majority of people in Lebanon are unable to secure their social and economic rights amid a deepening economic crisis, with low-income households bearing the brunt, Human Rights Watch said today. Lebanon’s national government and the World Bank should take urgent action to invest in a rights-based social protection system that ensures an adequate standard of living for everyone.

New research by Human Rights Watch has thrown light on the alarming levels of poverty and food insecurity in Lebanon caused by a decline in economic activity, political instability, and rising …read more

Source:: Human Rights Watch


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