Financial crisis and COVID-19 lockdowns have crippled Lebanon’s economy

The situation in Lebanon has been steadily worsening. Syrian refugees are among those worst off. The resulting briefing outlines in a briefing outlining the enormous impact of the ongoing economic and COVID-19 crises in Lebanon, and presents key recommendations. The financial crisis and COVID-19 lockdowns have crippled the economy, with inflation of the local currency leading to an ever-increasing price of goods and services for many. More than half of the Lebanese population has fallen below the poverty line in the last few months. Lebanese government are growing by the day due to the recent extension of the full lockdown imposed by the government, which has been extended until at least February 8.