Murder, Suicide Rates in Lebanon Skyrocket

Photo courtesy of Horizons International on Facebook.

Murders in Lebanon have risen by 68 percent in July of 2022, compared to July 2021. Suicides rose by 42 percent. The information comes from a Beirut-based research center. Since 2022 started, murders are up by 18 percent, and suicides are up by 8 percent.

Pierre Houssney with Horizons International points to the severe economic problems facing the country. “It just feels like the Lebanese people are trapped. Some people have called it the largest open-air prison in the world currently. Because the Lebanese government has even stopped issuing passports for the people that have the resources to emigrate out of the country.”

“They have no opportunity or income. They’re relying on people that they might know outside of the country to support them.”

Many kids can’t afford school, so they simply stay home.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller


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