Lebanon’s financial and economic freefall – BBC News

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    Lebanon is undergoing financial and economic collapse.

    The country’s currency has lost around 85% of its value and the majority of the population could soon face acute poverty.

    The BBC met one nurse who explains what the situation in the country means to him.

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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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