Lebanese Face Risks of Social Unrest, Economic Collapse in 2021

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Lebanese Face Risks of Social Unrest, Economic Collapse in 2021

After a year marked by disasters, tragedies, the worst economic and financial crisis in the country’s history, and mounting health hazards posed by an alarming surge in coronavirus infections, the Lebanese must brace themselves for “challenging tsunamis” at various levels in 2021, including the threat of social unrest and security disturbances, political analysts and officials have warned.

They said that unless a new government was formed quickly to implement a slew of structural reforms to salvage the crumbling economy -- an essential prerequisite for the release of promised international aid to the crises-ridden country -- the Lebanese would face the risk of a much-feared total economic collapse with all the dire consequences this entails for Lebanon’s social security and internal stability.

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Source: The Daily Star