Fleeing Lebanon to escape poverty: At least 100 die in migrant shipwreck
05 October 2022 | 2:42 pm
Three years into Lebanon's devastating financial collapse, some 80 percent of the population is now living below the poverty line. The situation is driving more and more people to risk their lives on the open seas.
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