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Lebanese state violated human rights by mismanaging crisis, UN poverty envoy says

Lebanon Beirut protests

Beirut, Lebanon Reuters Lebanon’s government and its central bank have committed human rights violations by impoverishing people through the “callous destruction” of the country’s economy, an independent United Nations report said on Wednesday.  Lebanon’s economic implosion has seen the local currency lose more than 90 per cent of its value, food prices rise 11-fold and more […]

Lebanese Government in “fantasy land” amid crisis, UN envoy says

United Nations Special Rapporteur Olivier De Schutter Jan 2021

Beirut, LebanonReuters Lebanese Government officials have no sense of urgency and are not taking responsibility for an economic crisis that has “brutally impoverished” the population, an independent United Nations envoy told Reuters in an interview.  “I’m very struck by the fact that this is a state that, if it is not failed yet, is failing […]