Lebanon’s economy: Syrian refugees among worst affected by crisis

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    Lebanon’s economy is near collapse and life is a struggle for many. But Syrian refugees are among the worst hit. The United Nations says 80 percent of the 900,000 registered were already living in extreme poverty – on less than $3 a day – before the Beirut port explosion in August worsened the situation for many. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports. –

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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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