Lebanon is currently experiencing the worst economic crisis in the country’s history. On a global scale, national inflation rates in Lebanon are second only to those in Venezuela. Currency devaluation, the pandemic, political struggles, and the blast in August of 2020 have created an intense pressure on the Lebanese people.
Since May 2020, Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team has continuously responded to the crisis in Lebanon with food, water, hygiene kits, and other necessities. With the help of local partners who canvassed neighborhoods to identify specific needs, Convoy of Hope has provided individually tailored assistance — including medical supplies, prescriptions, and transportation — to people affected by this crisis.
Fifty-five percent of the Lebanese population now lives below the poverty line. In November 2019, one carton of milk cost roughly 8,000 Lebanese pounds (LBP). Now, one carton costs approximately LBP42,000 or US$27. Before these recent crises, the minimum monthly salary in Lebanon was US$450; it is now US$70.
More than seven months after the explosion in Beirut, needs are still widespread. With support from people like you, hope is within reach. Thank you for helping us change the lives of people in Lebanon.