‘Nobody wants to stay in Lebanon. It’s a miserable life’

Syrians may be taking refuge in this tiny country, but corruption, unemployment and poverty mean many of its own young people are desperate to get away

“…Twenty-five years after the end of Lebanon’s civil war and the mass migration it sparked to the west, Latin America and Africa, Lebanon’s youth are fleeing once again. Their movement is now fuelled by endemic corruption, political dysfunction and rising unemployment, inequality and poverty.

A facade of stability has so far spared this tiny Levantine nation with 18 official sects the upheaval that has destroyed other countries in the Middle East and redrawn the region’s borders.”

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Never should her non-Christian citizens be allowed to migrate anywhere else.

    • k1962

      A lot of them already have Canadian passports unfortunately.

  • DMB

    Life in Lebanon before the Islamists took control when Christians & secularists ran the country. But of course we are repeatedly told that all cultures, religions are the same. https://youtu.be/QHtixDCSB_w

    • Clink9

      I had to check. They still have skiing there.

      http://www.skileb.com/

      • DMB

        I can’t see that lasting much longer with ISIS gaining strength in that region.

    • Dana Garcia

      Beirut used to be called the Paris of the Middle East before diversity shifted the wrong way.

      • Rosenmops

        Now Paris is the Middle East of Europe.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Everything Islam touches eventually looks like a flaming tornado inside a subway sewer pipe.

    • Justin St.Denis

      although it has been declared “racist” to notice that.

    • Will Quest

      An other proud , failed islamic state ……

  • John

    I don’t care how miserable they are, they can stay in the country. I can remember back in the 60s when Beirut was the jewel of the Mid-East, and then Islam moved in big time decided to ‘improve’ things.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Nothing I can do about the fact that arabs make lousy seafarers…

  • G

    ‘Nobody Wants To Stay In Lebanon. It’s A Miserable Life’

    Who made it that way?

  • Ed

    Describes Malmö

  • Ron MacDonald

    It was once the jewel of the Middle East, then the Muslims arrived.

    • Alain

      I know. It was a prime example of a peaceful and successful country until the Muslims invaded bring their usual destruction, violence and killing. It really started off big time with the infiltration of the PLO and has gone downhill ever since.

  • canminuteman

    “A facade of stability has so far spared this tiny Levantine nation with 18 official sects the upheaval that has destroyed other countries in the Middle East and redrawn the region’s borders.”
    This has got to be a joke. Diversity makes us stronger! With 18 “official sects” they should be like iron!