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Lebanon is on the verge of famine

Jul 2, 2020

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Since Samar wrote last week, the situation in Lebanon has continued to worsen. She has updated her text to make this urgent appeal. A headline from the Telegraph this week says it all: “Lebanon heads for famine as pandemic accelerates hunger…there are fears the country is about to repeat the 1915-18 famine.” The news from…

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This crisis doesn’t ask for your ID

Jun 25, 2020

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Lebanon faces an unprecedented crisis The news from Lebanon has been grim for sometime now, and it gets more dire every day. We are in an unprecedented situation. Businesses are closing and we regularly hear of layoffs. Around half of the population is unemployed and many families who have financial means are choosing to leave…

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A humanitarian crisis threatens Lebanon. We need your help.

Dec 17, 2019

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Samar is Anera’s country director in Lebanon Lebanon is on the verge of a humanitarian emergency. Due to an escalating financial crisis sharpened by the mass protest movement, the economy is shutting down as are the social services that families depend on. It has been two months since the start of the protests — a…

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Wildfires and mass protests – an update from Anera Lebanon

Oct 25, 2019

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I am writing this from home because we haven’t been able to go to the office. This is now the ninth day of demonstrations. The day before yesterday the protests accelerated and there are now more roadblocks. Even if you live in Beirut you won’t be able to get from neighborhood to neighborhood in a…

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