End of the Illusion The Inexorable Collapse of Lebanon

Once celebrated as the Switzerland of the Middle East, Lebanon is facing a severe crisis. Its economy is collapsing, while electricity and adequate medical care are hard to find. The state has completely failed its people.
The Tripoli neighborhood of Bab Tabbeneh: "We can't go on."

The Tripoli neighborhood of Bab Tabbeneh: "We can't go on."

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The funeral of Walid al-Manna: Not a single hospital could be found to help him.

The funeral of Walid al-Manna: Not a single hospital could be found to help him.

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Surgeon Mustafa Allouch: "In 14 days, we will close everything down except for chemotherapy and a handful of emergency procedures."

Surgeon Mustafa Allouch: "In 14 days, we will close everything down except for chemotherapy and a handful of emergency procedures."

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Tripoli residents: "Thefts are on the rise."

Tripoli residents: "Thefts are on the rise."

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A resident of Tripoli: As though they were extras in their own downfall.

A resident of Tripoli: As though they were extras in their own downfall.

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