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Rainy Season Accentuates Lebanon Trash Crisis

The onset of Lebanon’s rainy season has heightened fears that the country's growing mountains of trash could spark a public health crisis. This week, the government set up a taskforce on the issue, responding to concerns that garbage left rotting in the open could lead to a spike in illnesses.  Some health activists warn the trash could even lead to a re-emergence of cholera.   Protesters marched in Beirut again last week, demanding the government find a way to get rid of...

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