Lebanon's Central Bank, closed after the government declared a state of medical emergency in light of COVID-19. (Photo: Al Jazeera via Mohamed Azakir / Reuters) shrinking Lebanon's economy 2020 article
Lebanon’s economy to shrink by 12 percent in 2020

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted on Tuesday, April 14 that Lebanon’s economy will shrink.

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How COVID-19 is dismantling the world economy, healthcare, and morality

The world’s biggest cities are being vacated, and the global economy is in shock because of the COVID-19 outbreak. How will it recover?

An empty Hamra Street during the COVID-19 lockdown in Lebanon (Photo: Tariq Keblaoui) | Health pandemic in Lebanon
How much longer can Lebanon pull through an economic and health pandemic?

Similar to catching COVID-19, losing a job because of the ongoing pandemic could cost thousands of people –and their families– their entire lives.

Amid coronavirus lockdown, Italy faces inklings of unrest

Authorities fear both that organized crime groups will exploit the crisis and that spontaneous revolts will result from growing livelihood concerns.

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COVID-19: Pets ditched on Beirut streets, animal welfare groups swamped

On misinformation and the economic hardships of both pet owners and animal welfare groups in Lebanon.

Lebanese doctor requests MPs and ministers donate salaries to combat coronavirus

Leading Dr. Nidal Mawla in Lebanon’s coronavirus response is requesting MPs and ministers to donate.

“Down with the rule of the bank” reads this graffiti on the door of Bankmed, one of the top five banks in Lebanon. A default deals a major blow to the banking system in Lebanon. (AP / Financial Times)
Lebanon’s default: What it means, what’s next, and who’s to blame

By defaulting, the new Lebanese government is openly declaring the country’s crisis to investors and countries worldwide.

Anti-government protesters break the window of a bank in Beirut. January 2020. (Marwan Tahtah / AFP / Asia Times)
How the Lebanese economy came crashing

Lebanon’s economy is at its worst since the Civil War, and politicians have made sure that the financial model that made it this way benefits them.

An employee wearing a protective mask near the ward where the first coronavirus case in Lebanon is being treated, at the Rafik Hariri University Hospital. (AFP / Arab News)
Coronavirus, hospital fees, and medicine shortage: Lebanon’s healthcare sector under threat

Is the Lebanese medical field prepared for both coronavirus and the ongoing economic crisis?

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IMF aid to Lebanon unlikely to come in anytime soon, says source

Getting an IMF loan is complicated. Lebanese officials need other solutions for the upcoming $1.2 billion due, said a source close to the IMF.