Lebanon poverty: Agency says 500,000 children are going hungry

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    Save the Children says half a million children are hungry in Beirut only.
    It is urging the government to help the vulnerable.
    Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, Lebanon.

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    In This Story: Lebanon

    Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East.

    The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon. Its capital is Beirut.

    Lebanon was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and is a member of the Arab League (1945), the Non-Aligned Movement (1961), Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (1969), and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (1973).

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