Diapers and rags: Lebanon crisis sparks hunt for pad alternatives
02 July 2021 | 11:02 am
From rags to baby diapers, Sherine is scrambling to secure an alternative to sanitary pads that have grown too expensive in light of Lebanon's worst financial crisis in decades. With more than half of the population living below the poverty line, this has triggered a desperate hunt for affordable alternatives.
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