The economic collapse has led to an increasing humanitarian crisis in Lebanon.
Lebanon is undergoing the worst economic crisis in the nation’s history. According to the UN, almost half of the country is living below the poverty line. In cities such as Tripoli, the poorest in the country, 60% of the population has an income of only $1 per day. Receiving food and medical aid from humanitarian organizations is the only way that many are able to survive. Lebanese people fear that poverty will end more lives than COVID-19, which has already ravaged the small nation of six million.
Facts & Figures
Over 100 dead and 4,000 injured during the explosion.*
BREAKING NEWS: In addition to the ongoing economic crisis, a massive explosion ripped through Beirut on August 4th, 2020, shattering the city and overwhelming an already over-stretched medical system.
*According to BBC | photo credit: AP
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Working with Refugees in Lebanon
Lebanon hosts the largest number of displaced people per capita in the world; one in five people in the country is a refugee. The large majority are Syrians, but Lebanon also hosts a large Palestinian refugee population. Even before the economic collapse, the influx of Syrian refugees has put much pressure on the Lebanese economy. Many refugees live below the poverty line and are in need of humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs. The Penny Appeal international family has been working within the refugee camp since 2011.
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