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IMF Should Prioritize Human Rights in Lebanon Loan Negotiations

Expand People wave a Lebanese national flag during a protest in Central Beirut December 11, 2006. © 2006 Reuters As poverty increases, inflation skyrockets, and unemployment soars, Lebanon is facing the worst economic crisis in its history. Last week, the government began formal negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to discuss a plan to rescue the economy and request around US$10 billion dollars in aid. Millions of people in Lebanon are already struggling to afford food, housing, and other basic rights due to the double hit of an economic crisis and impacts of the Covid-19…

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