Lebanon

22.11.2019

Despite uncertain future, Lebanon’s uprising remains united against political elite

Despite uncertain future, Lebanon’s uprising remains united against political elite

Unlike previous movements, demonstrations in Lebanon have spread to all parts of the country and are targeting the entire political establishment. Jenny Gustafsson November 18, 2019 Holding a megaphone, a women chants to the crowds gathered at Martyrs’… »

30.10.2019

Lebanese Prime Minister Resigns Amid Massive Protests

Lebanese Prime Minister Resigns Amid Massive Protests

In Lebanon, thousands poured into the streets to celebrate Tuesday after Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation, amid two weeks of massive anti-government protests. Abdullah Hammoud: “First of all we want to congratulate the people, because the party of the people won today and not one party over the… »

12.03.2017

Understanding the situation of the Middle East today. From one world war to another (1/3)

Understanding the situation of the Middle East today. From one world war to another (1/3)

To understand the situation of today’s Middle East, it’s necessary to review a century of history. It’s necessary to go back to the aftermath of the First World War to see a large part of the geopolitical data that explains the multiplicity and entanglement of the present conflicts. One thing… »

15.01.2016

Lebanon: fertile ground for innovation

Lebanon:  fertile ground for innovation

Lebanon, like Palestine, is such a beautiful rich country but its political leaders do not seem to get their act together. Being divided into sometimes intermixing and sometimes contending communities is not a bad thing if you think in terms of a healthy diverse human communities just like a health… »

25.12.2015

70% of 1 Million Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Live Below Local Extreme Poverty Line

70% of 1 Million Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Live Below Local Extreme Poverty Line

Human Wrongs Watch Some 70 per cent of the over 1 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon now live below the Lebanese extreme poverty line, a big rise over 2014, and food insecurity is mounting, the UN on 23 December 2015 reported, calling for greater… »

29.10.2014

Lebanon: clashes between Army and jihadists rock Tripoli

Lebanon: clashes between Army and jihadists rock Tripoli

27/10/2014 – Today is the third day of fighting between the Lebanese forces and the Syrian Jihadists inside the Lebanese city of Tripoli and its suburban areas. The shots broke out Friday night when news was out in Tripoli that  an IS member, Ahmand Salim Mikati, had been arrested by… »

13.10.2014

Palestinian stories: the wise Lebdewah

Palestinian stories: the wise Lebdewah

«In Nahr el-Bared we lost our house, in Palestine our home» Nahr el-Bared is a magical place. I felt a strong connection with it as soon as I stepped foot there, or even before, when I was asking for a permit to enter and I couldn’t… »

28.09.2014

Lebanon Hosts the Highest Ratio Per Capita of Refugees in the World

Lebanon Hosts the Highest Ratio Per Capita of Refugees in the World

  Human Wrongs Watch The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has registered over 950,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon – now constituting 25 per cent of the total population.   One year after its inaugural meeting, the International Support Group for Lebanon continues to channel the… »

31.08.2014

Lebanon — Milk for Health and… Wealth

Lebanon — Milk for Health and… Wealth

Georgette comes home and sets the table. She brings out a large variety of cheeses and cold drinks, all labelled with the name of the company she owns. Her husband, Pascal, has invited neighbors to join them at the dinner table and taste the foods from their own production. However,… »

13.08.2014

Syrian Refugee Women Tell Stories about Sexual Exploitation in Lebanon

01 August 2014 – The Syrian refugee woman huddled in the latest room she calls home, a peeling, run-down place outside a north Lebanese village. The mother of six doesn’t know how she’ll pay the rent. She’s gotten by over the past year by taking a series of lovers who… »

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