Lebanese Financial Crisis Worse than Civil War?

The photo shows Horizons International distributing supplies in Beirut, Lebanon. (Photo courtesy of Horizons International on Facebook.)

From 1975-1990, a civil war ravaged Lebanon. Pierre Houssney of Horizons International explains why Lebanon’s current financial crisis might be even worse. “Even though there was a lot of violence at that time, and there was a war going on, people actually had enough food to eat. Even though there were shortages of fuel at times, and they had to wait in line for bread at certain times, they actually had more resources as a cushion than they do now.”

Since the war, a corrupt ruling class has slowly doomed a once-prosperous nation. Houssney says, “Basically, for the last 30 years since the war, we have slipped into this kleptocracy. The government has literally just stolen everything that they possibly could.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller


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