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Pulling Lebanon out of the Pit

An uprising of unprecedented scope has rocked Lebanon as the country’s economy tumbles deeper into recession

Poverty and unemployment could lead to violent unrest.

  • ICG

Donors should put together an emergency package but condition further aid upon reforms to tackle corruption, a major grievance driving protest.

What’s new?

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Lebanon’s economy, which was already slowly imploding, has brought it to the brink of total collapse.

Since October 2019, popular protests have pushed for greater accountability from an elite that, having engorged itself, seems…

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