Cynthia Saghir, Wassim Maktabi

The compounding shocks that have hit Lebanon since the summer of 2019 have led to severe social repercussions. The financial crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Beirut port explosion collapsed the state’s public finances and pushed 82% of the population into multidimensional poverty. The ruling class, meanwhile, eschewed arresting the crises with structural interventions, deliberately protracting socioeconomic malaise.

To read the full article: click here

Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.