UN urges Lebanon to implement reforms as extreme poverty grows

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The United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Lebanon says nearly 80 percent of the population has been pushed into poverty.

With the economy in turmoil, the state is failing to provide even the most basic services.

Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, Lebanon.

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