‘I Don’t Want This Fate For My Children’: Lebanese Leave Amid Growing Crisis
As the economic and political crisis worsens in Lebanon, an increasing number of people are trying to leave the country. Those who have the means to leave legally use traditional routes via student status, work visas or marrying foreigners. Those who lack the resources attempt to smuggle their way out of the country through boats traveling to the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon’s government debt and mismanagement, topped with the ammonium nitrate explosion due to neglect and ignorance left the country and its people with little faith left to restore. Ministry of Economy predicts that 60% of the population will live in poverty. With no solution in sight, its people can not envision a viable future in Lebanon for themselves or their family.
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