WIRED Middle East: As Lebanon’s government steps down, volunteers step up to rebuild

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As Lebanon entered the eighth month of 2020, its people were suffering from the worst economic crisis in their country’s modern history. Decades of corruption and economic mismanagement had led to a situation where unemployment was higher than 30 percent, the lira had lost more than 80 percent of its value since October and access to food had become so dire a problem that experts were sounding the alarm about impending deaths from starvation—and even a possible famine.

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