A worsening health crisis for children report

The consequences of the failing health system has immediate and longer-term impacts on children

A staff examining a child


The ripple effects of the global economic situation – with heightened prices and increased inflation, is delivering yet another blow to Lebanon, which is already plagued by multiple crises that have disrupted the health system and put the lives of the country’s children at risk.

The combination of a calamitous economic meltdown, COVID-19 and the aftermath of the 2020 Beirut explosions have left families struggling to cope amid rising poverty and spiralling inflation. Global fuel price hikes, coupled with Lebanon’s inability to import raw materials, including wheat, have sent prices soaring even higher.

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UNICEF Lebanon
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