In Lebanon, the economic crisis aggravated after the collapse of the banking system in 2021, continues to severely affect the most impoverished layers of society.
Since the collapse of the banking system in 2021, the people of Lebanon face falling into unprecedented levels of poverty. The situation is undermined by the corruption and mismanagement of its rulers.
In the Middle Eastern country, 80% of its population lives below the poverty line. The Lebanese pound has depreciated by 90% in recent times. In addition, there is a shortage of fuel, electricity, medicine and a worrying increase in the cost of living.
In Beirut, the capital, a family arrives at the end of the month flush. The father works from five in the morning until 10 at night and earns a salary of 900 euros per month, with which he manages to cover the minimum expenses. One of his daughters is an apprentice beautician, earning just seven euros a month.
The increase in crime has made the Lebanese decide to arm themselves, and thus take justice into their own hands. Its inhabitants have lost hope and believe that the country is on a path of no return.
In the Beca Valley, in the east of the country, an agricultural area, the crisis is also being felt. The banks have the accounts blocked and there is a limit to withdraw money in cash. Nearby, in Kefraya, a wine-producing town, Abdalá decided to rob the bank, which he said was holding his money. He was released due to popular pressure, the locals consider him a hero.
Towards the sea, in Tripoli, the second largest city in the country, considered the poorest in the Mediterranean basin, half of its population is unemployed. From there, the Lebanese seek to reach Europe in makeshift boats. Many of them are not afraid of the sea, nor of losing their lives.
The only solution in sight is to forget Lebanon and leave as soon as possible.
#Lebanon #losers #crisis