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'People will die within months': Lebanon heads for famine as pandemic accelerates hunger
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'People will die within months': Lebanon heads for famine as pandemic accelerates hunger

Published: July 1, 2020  |  7 min read, 1382 words
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Mohamad barely looks surprised when his phone vibrates with an update on the devaluation of the Lebanese pound.  “Great, now my salary is worth $60,” the 30-year-old Syrian economics teacher turned refugee said, shaking his head.In the past week alone, the Lebanese pound has lost over 40 per cent of its value. Millions of people are watching their savings and salaries disappear as food inflation hits nearly 200 per cent.Mohamad stood in the market in Beirut’s Shatila refugee camp, trying to calculate how much food he could afford for himself, his wife and two children. In the end, he... READ MORE
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