‘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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