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Syrian refugees in Lebanon: After corona, theres no food anymore’

Issued on: 20/06/2020 – 11:30Modified: 20/06/2020 – 11:30

Lebanon is currently the home to some 900,000 refugees who have fled Syrias bloody civil war. But after Lebanons economy crashed late last year and the country was hit by the coronavirus crisis, the refugees are struggling even more to put food on the table. FRANCE 24s Leila Molana Allen reports ahead of World Refugee Day.


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Eight years ago, Aisha, a Syrian refugee, arrived in Lebanon with her husband and children to escape the horrors of their homeland. They built a small house in Bekaa Valley, and the family finally felt safe.

“There was work for me, my husband, and my kids. We were able to get vegetables for a low price, all the food was affordable,” she says.

But after the Lebanese economy crashed, causing the lira to tumble, along with the coronavirus crisis a few months later, life has become extremely difficult for the family. Lebanese food prices have doubled, and in some cases even tripled.

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