“Bachelet warned of the crippling impact of the socio-economic crisis on Lebanon’s population [and] urged [the Lebanese government], political parties, and financial sector to work together to ensure the protection of the poorest and most vulnerable,” reported Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr on Twitter.
The UN Official concluded by calling on the Lebanese government to intervene.
“Without strengthened social safety nets and bolstered basic assistance to ease the pain caused by required structural reform, vulnerable Lebanese, migrant workers, and refugees will be pushed further into poverty and extreme poverty,” she stressed.
While that “cold war” continues at that level, the people’s suffering is increasing exponentially, and Lebanon is collapsing…
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