Poverty in Lebanon: Solidarity is vital to address the impact of multiple overlapping shocks
20 August 2020
Lebanon is experiencing the impact of multiple growth shocks, including a recent spike in COVID-19 cases and an explosion that killed over 200 people and destroyed Beirut Port, warehouses storing food and other vital resources, and vast residential and business areas. These shocks reinforce the ongoing financial crisis that had already increased headcount poverty, exacerbated extreme poverty, and reduced the middle-income group.
This leaflet presents an impact assessment and a policy response.