The United Nations is in crisis in Lebanon, with millions of people absent from work and suffering from food, medicine and fuel shortages. I warn you that there is. Essential needs.
High food prices have forced 90% of Lebanese families to consume cheaper food, waste food, and reduce one serving, according to the United Nations. Soaring oil prices threaten to tip thousands of families, warning them of exacerbating food insecurity, malnutrition and hunger.
According to a recent survey, almost one-third of Lebanon's workforce is unemployed, with youth unemployment near 50%. Najat Rochdi, UN resident coordinator in Lebanon, said 2.2 million Lebanese, 86,000 migrants and 200,000 Palestinian refugees are in need of emergency assistance.
She said the outlook for the country's fiscal stability was not good. She says the World Bank predicts that Lebanon's gross domestic product will shrink another 6.5% this year, and that inflation is expected to reach catastrophic new heights.
"The socio-economic collapse of Lebanon was exacerbated by the impact of the Ukrainian crisis on the country, mainly reflected in the depletion of wheat stocks and the resulting soaring fuel prices. In Lebanon, the price of bread has risen sharply, threatening food security. " Serious drug shortages and power shortages are affecting patient care and livelihoods.
She said that a serious power shortage in Lebanon puts nearly four million people at risk of being denied access to safe water. These crises are affecting everyone across the country, and women are at the mercy of this multifaceted disaster. There have been widespread reports that women and children are in danger in public places such as streets and markets, or when using public transport ... The crisis is also dramatic for children's living conditions. It has a lot of influence, "she said.
Rochdi said young people believe they have no future and are leaving Lebanon in large numbers. She warns that this brain drain is robbing the country of the most talented and skilled people needed to boost the country's economy and development.