Blog Action Day: Poverty in Lebanon

Adapted from “Poverty, Growth, and Income Distribution in Lebanon,” a 2008 country study from the International Poverty Centre http://www.undp-povertycentre.org/pub/IPCCountryStudy13.pdf Nearly 8 percent of the Lebanese population live under conditions of extreme poverty (i.e., below the ‘lower’ poverty line) (Figure 2). This implies that almost 300,000 individuals in Lebanon are unable to meet their most basic […]

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Whack A Lebanese Politician!

I played Whack-A-Politician on Facebook, thumped a few Lebanese politicians with a judge’s gavel and managed to—quoting the game: “say no to useless talk and speeches of hatred and war”. The game also asks you to “Use your mouse and click to silence a politician before another citizen leaves Lebanon.” A non-political, non-religious NGO working […]

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