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UNICEF: Generation of children ‘at stake’ in Lebanon crisis (Al Jazeera)

The UN children’s agency has called on Lebanon to take urgent action to protect children after it documented a spike in child labour rates and food insecurity since April.

Children have been hit hard by the country’s deep economic crisis exacerbated by the global coronavirus pandemic, which has left about eight in 10 people poor and threatens the education of some 700,000 children including 260,000 Lebanese, a report by UNICEF said on Tuesday.

UNICEF: Generation of children ‘at stake’ in Lebanon crisis | Poverty and Development News | Al Jazeera