A massive explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday left at least 135 people dead and thousands injured. Now they are looking towards international support.
People in Beirut are forced to sleep in shattered homes, during a deadly pandemic, with a collapsing economy led by corrupt politicians, surrounded by countries that have attacked & threatened them and a world that has abandoned them and their refugees. They deserve better.
According to The Economist, "For most Lebanese life has become a seemingly endless succession of crises. Inflation is running at more than 50% and close to 200% for food. A 500-gram jar of Nescafé can cost 10% of the monthly minimum wage; a kilo of beef goes for 15%. The army stopped serving meat to soldiers to cut costs. On June 30th the government raised bread prices by a third, the first increase in a decade. Half the country now lives below the poverty line, and three-quarters may need aid by year’s end."
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