Lebanon and Syria are bound to sink together



In a recent interview with The National, David Beasley, head of the UN’s World Food Programme, warned that “famine could very well be knocking on the door” in war-torn Syria. Areas under the Bashar Al Assad regime's control face high inflation and soaring prices in the aftermath of a banking crisis in neighbouring Lebanon, a situation that has been compounded by the coronavirus pandemic. “Syria is deteriorating in a pretty serious way,” Mr Beasley explained, “because the Lebanese economy has collapsed.”...

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