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A Generation at Risk: The Impacts of Lebanon's Escalating Humanitarian Crisis on Children

Show simple item record Abouzeid, Marian Halwani, Dana A. Mokdad, Ali H. Habib, Rima R. 2023-05-04T12:28:03Z 2023-05-04T12:28:03Z 2021-08-16
dc.identifier.citation Abouzeid, M., Halwani, D. A., Mokdad, A. H., & Habib, R. R. (2021). A generation at risk: The impacts of lebanon's escalating humanitarian crisis on children. Frontiers in Public Health, 9 doi:10.3389/fpubh.2021.704678
dc.identifier.uri 10.3389/fpubh.2021.704678
dc.description.abstract Lebanon is in the midst of a rapidly escalating, unprecedented humanitarian crisis that is plunging the country deep into poverty and threatens population well-being, economic development, social welfare and national and regional stability. The dire situation is due to the compounding effects of the August 2020 Beirut blast, massive economic collapse and the COVID-19 pandemic, in a setting of longstanding entrenched political corruption and a dysfunctional, mismanaged crisis response by the state. This current emergency occurs on the background of a turbulent history and complex regional geopolitical context – including the Syrian refugee crisis, the ongoing influence of foreign actors and their local proxies, the United-States-imposed sanctions, endemic corruption, a culture of nepotism and entitlement among the political dynasties, dysfunctional power-sharing and deep-seated sectarian divides. With over half the population now living in poverty, a generation of children are among those at risk. This Perspective provides a brief overview of Lebanon's current complex humanitarian crisis, discusses the impacts of the evolving situation on youth and proposes a suite of recommendations to mitigate the effects.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Frontiers Media S.A.
dc.subject child health
dc.subject child well-being
dc.subject children
dc.subject humanitarian crisis
dc.subject Lebanon
dc.subject political determinants of health
dc.subject youth
dc.title A Generation at Risk: The Impacts of Lebanon's Escalating Humanitarian Crisis on Children
dc.type Article

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