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Lebanon: Open Burning of Dumps Putting Health at Risk

People living near open burning said they were unable to spend time outside, had difficulty sleeping because of air pollution, or had to vacate their homes when burning was taking place.  Lebanon’s waste crisis gained international recognition in 2015, when garbage overflowed in the streets of Beirut. But in fact, this is just the tip of the iceberg. My organization, Human Rights Watch, found that Lebanon’s mismanagement of its waste has gone on for decades, particularly in areas outside Beirut and Mount Lebanon. One consequence has been the open burning of waste, a dangerous and avoidable…

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