Garret Ebert

Lebanon army appeals for aid as economic crisis leaves soldiers hungry

The Lebanese pound has lost 90% of its value since 2019, wiping out soldiers' salaries and the army's budget.

A donor conference hosted by France is not being asked for funds but rather food, fuel, medicine and spare parts.

The army is one of the few institutions seen as a unifying and stabilising force in the deeply divided country.

The Lebanese pound has lost 90% of its value since 2019, wiping out soldiers' salaries and the army's budget. A donor conference hosted by France is not being asked for funds but rather food, fuel, medicine and spare parts. The army is one of the few institutions seen as a unifying and stabilising force in the deeply divided country.

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