Economic Crisis

Mariam Seifeddine
Ever since Hezbollah’s establishment in the early 1980s, the camera has always accompanied the gun. To Lebanon’s “Party of God,” visuals are as important as arms. In fact, its arms would not have had the power they have, were it not for the power of the image.
Ali Nour
Despite the political dimensions, it must be said that Judge Ghada Aouns’ investigations have revealed numerous violations, as billions of depositors’ money were smuggled out of the country at the start of the banking crisis.
Jana Barakat
Audi Bank has started a process of getting rid of depositors with a British nationality after one of them, Farouj Manoukian, succeeded in winning a lawsuit in a British court to recover his money.
Maha Shuayb and Cathrine Brun – Centre for Lebanese Studies 
Lebanon’s economic crisis and the pandemic deeply affected schooling of refugees and Lebanese children. The economic crisis has had a direct impact on education, with 45 to 55% of refugee children out of school, with an identified 30,000 students dropping out of school in the past academic year without re-registering for the 2020-2021 year.
Nour Sleiman
Zeina’s family has almost forgotten the taste of chicken and meat. A can of beans costs some 30,000 and a kilo of tomatoes 15,000 Lebanese pounds. ‘These foods were consider to be for the poor,” Zeina said. “Eating them today is a luxury.”
Charbel Khoury and Nour Mokhdar
The sight of over crowded private doctors’ clinics, with over booked appointment lists for consultation or follow up is a thing of the past. The cost per consultation now ranges between LBP200,000 and LBP300,000. This has forced many patients to seek treatment in public sector clinics or healthcare centers where the consultation fees don’t exceed LBP20,000.
Nour Al-Safadi
Psychotherapist Hammam Farah explains that suicide attempts are a reflection of a deep desire to escape suffering, and that “understanding why there is a feeling of despair prevailing in Lebanon is not difficult, given the current political and economic situation.”
Myriam Sweidan
No one seems to care about this aspect of women’s lives, although we know that women’s physical health has become vulnerable as a result of their having to resort to other methods to replace sanitary pads, such as using cloth or nylon bags!
Pascale Sawma
A trauma that involves waiting in line for hours to fill up your car, normalizing living a life without electricity, and accepting the fact that all our savings have been stolen …
Ali Nour
Today, The Lebanese government has become empty-handed and has no solutions we could bet on to contain the crisis.
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