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Children in Lebanon

In a global conversation dominated by mortality rates and work from home strategies, the reality in poverty-stricken Lebanon is more related to the existential anguish people are living every day now and as a consequence its drastic impact on the lives of children. Children in Lebanon are not only bearing the incredible burden of a broken country and a collapsed economy, now, they also bear an even greater burden during the coronavirus pandemic and the attendant economic shocks.

Crisis Quote - Lebanon Poverty Quote 2 - Lebanon
Poverty, Population, Unemployment Statistics - Lebanon

The situation in Lebanon is a human tragedy.
The country is facing the worst economic crisis​ since its 1975-1990 civil war.

Food Prices, Debt, Inflation, Minimum Wage Statistics - Lebanon


We have selected few articles that help portray the situation in Lebanon:

CNN Middle East: Beirut explosion rocks Lebanon's capital city

CNN Middle East: 75% of Lebanon needs aid after coronavirus, and hungry protesters are back on the streets, April 2020

The Heritage Foundation: How COVID-19 Exacerbates Lebanon’s Mounting Economic, Political Woes, April 2020

To learn more about how children are affected in times of crisis and what can be done to help them through and after the crisis, please read these articles:

USAID, Lebanon: Key developments and background

UNICEF calls on all stakeholders to put children first and ensure their safeguarding in these times of crisis in Lebanon, January 2020

Human Rights Watch: COVID-19 and Children’s Rights, April 2020