Restoring Hope Amid Crisis: Responses to the Economic Collapse in Lebanon
Three staff from Anera’s Lebanon team and members of the National Council on US-Arab Relations host a conversation on the current state of affairs in Lebanon and how Anera is filling the gaps in social services.
This October marks the three-year anniversary of large-scale protests and political unrest in Lebanon. During this time, Lebanon has experienced an unprecedented economic collapse and hyperinflation, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Port of Beirut explosion. These compounding crises have left most refugee and host families unable to meet their basic needs. Poverty rates only continue to climb as the Lebanese lira rapidly devalues.
Amidst the collapse, Anera continues to deliver life-affirming relief and development programs in Lebanon. From connecting vocational education students with employment opportunities to distributing chronic and emergency medical supplies, Anera’s programs cover all aspects of life.
- Samar El-Yassir, Anera’s Lebanon Country Director
- Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founding President & CEO, National Council on US-Arab Relations
- Leen Ataya, Anera’s Lebanon Education Program Manager
- Lama Ghaddar, Anera’s Lebanon Program Manager
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