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'Falling off a cliff': Lebanon's poor borrow to buy bread

Boys play along an alleyway in Tripoli, northern Lebanon July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
Photo Credit: REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

“We can no longer buy meat or chicken. The closest we get to them is in magazines and newspapers,” said Dahn, 55, leafing through a supermarket brochure in his cramped apartment.

Living in one of the poorest streets of Lebanon’s poorest city, Dahn and his family are feeling the full force of a financial meltdown that is fuelling extreme poverty and shattering lives across the country.

In the capital Beirut, a 61-year-old man shot himself in the head on the busy Hamra street on Friday. Reuters could not establish his motives, but local media attributed the suicide to hunger.

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