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Lebanese Supermarket Reaches Out to Syrian Refugees

The image of children — a lot of them Syrian refugees — begging in the streets of Beirut is common. But exploitation can be common, too, as ill-intentioned people send those kids to the streets to beg for money, and then take it from them. A new type of currency, spearheaded by a grocery store chain, was issued in Lebanon in an effort to combat this. Called Good Notes and worth about a dollar each, they are coupons sold to people who then give them to street children. The vouchers...

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