We’ve got nothing: Millions in Lebanon struggle with cost of living amid economic collapse
Issued on: 18/07/2020 – 08:37
Inflation has skyrocketed in Lebanon, leaving swathes of the populat..
Inflation has skyrocketed in Lebanon, leaving swathes of the population unable to meet the cost of daily life. FRANCE 24 reports from Beirut.
In Beirut, desperation is in the air. Every day, people pack into a charity food and medicine distribution point. Many here never imagined theyd be relying on handouts to survive, including Haifa, whose son is a teacher.
“This is the first time Ive come here,” she told FRANCE 24. Our lives have been turned upside down. We had a good lifestyle, but thats all finished now. All of a sudden weve become so poor, weve got nothing.”
Abdelkarim Chmissani, the head of social services for the Banin Charity Association, says that demand has doubled and tripled, the result of civil unrest and compounding crises. “Weve had so many problems in Lebanon,” he said. “TRead More – Source