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Is it too late to save Lebanon?

The country is collapsing

25 July 2020

9:00 AM

25 July 2020

9:00 AM

Lebanon will be 100 years old on 1 September. But the joke circulating in Beirut is that the country may not be around for the party. Eye-watering hyper-inflation, not helped by the Covid pandemic, has brought the country to its knees, just as famine and extreme poverty sparked its creation after the end of the Great War.

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Michael Karam is a Lebanese writer and journalist.

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