According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, Unicef, Lebanese children are bearing the brunt of the economic collapse, political stalemate and the contagion of Covid-19 in their country. “A series of mutually reinforcing crises, including a devastating recession, have left families and children in Lebanon in dire straits, affecting just about every aspect of their …

In an interview with Vatican News, Armenian Catholicos of Cilicia, Aram I, reflects on the dire situation in Lebanon and the importance of the Day of Prayer and Reflection held on July 1 on the road to recovery for the country. By the editor of Vatican News Pope Francis and Lebanon’s Christian Leaders Host a …

Lebanon continues to collapse as its economic and political crisis deepens. The country has not had a government for almost a year now and its economy is collapsing after decades of mismanagement and corruption. Over the past month, there have been both absurd and horrific stories coming from the small Mediterranean nation. For example, just …

More than 30% of families in Lebanon in March had at least one child who skipped a meal or went to bed hungry, according to a new report from UNICEF. The Lebanon: The Future of Children at Play report, released this week, examined the impact of the Lebanese economic crisis on children. The report also …

In my previous article, I discussed the risk of Iraq and Syria entering a state of perpetual violence provoked by the militias, to sustain their presence and maintain their profits. High unemployment rates and the growing militarization of governance and the economy have made the formation, membership and maintenance of militias one of the few …

“With no improvement in sight, more children than ever are going to bed hungry in Lebanon,” said Yukie Mokuo, UNICEF representative in Lebanon. “Children’s health, their education and their very future are affected as prices skyrocket and unemployment continues to rise,” she said. “More and more families are forced to resort to negative accommodation measures, …

ROME – Pope Francis concluded the day of prayer and reflection for Lebanon by urging the Lebanese people and the international community to come together so that the country can remain “a project of peace” and not a land for “interests and external profits ”. “Let the night of conflict pass before a new dawn …

Reading three key headlines on Lebanon at a glance gives you an understanding of where the country stands and who is really in charge. The first concerned the visit this week by a Hamas delegation, which concluded with a press briefing thanking President Michel Aoun for his support for the Palestinian people and declaring that …

On a piece of land behind his modest hut, Salim Alazwak inspects his fields of roses: “Some are for making jam, others are for decoration,” he says, pointing to the yellow flowers. “I don’t use any chemicals”. Originally from Damascus, Syria, Salim fled to Lebanon at the start of the civil war in 2011. He …

Beirut, Lebanon – When the results of the Lebanese Engineers Union election were announced on Sunday, a large group of engineers and activists gathered at its headquarters in Beirut burst into joy. A coalition of grassroots activists and political groups had won decisively against all odds. “It’s amazing. I didn’t expect this victory,” said Abir …