The financial crisis is getting worse as we speak. The Lebanese lira has already hit its all-time low, while unemployment and poverty are hitting an all-time high.
In 2020, Lebanon is living its worst crisis ever. Hunger is threatening at people’s doorsteps, poverty and unemployment are growing exponentially, and pictures of empty fridges in Lebanon only serve as proof.
Now, people are taking to the internet to trade personal and household items for basic goods. People are putting up their clothes, shoes, even glassware for diapers, cooking oil, and baby formula.
These basic necessities have become so expensive in Lebanon and unemployment has hit so many that people are giving away their belongings in order to secure some basics for their families.
NGOs across Lebanon are working to provide food packages for people in need. But can organizations really keep up with the growing number of deprived citizens?
“The country’s remaining middle class is being destroyed and the working class [is being] decapitated,” tweeted journalist Kareem Chehayeb.
The reality is that Lebanon has been already in a dire financial emergency for a while now and the economy is already agonizing.
From his side, MP Samy Gemayel urged the President to tackle Lebanon’s real problems rather than holding “out of place” dialogues when what is most urgently needed is reforms and listening to the people’s demands.