Surviving another week is the goal of many in Lebanon. Others try to profit by hoarding handouts from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and selling them on the black market.
“There are [like] ‘sharks’ around us, you know? They know that NGOs are receiving money, so they all try to get as much as possible from NGOs,” Nuna of Triumphant Mercy Lebanon says.
“Some commodities are not available anymore, so people can monopolize it, put it at the price they want.”
Governmental collapse and back-to-back crises have placed incredible pressure on NGOs like Triumphant Mercy in the past two years. See our full Lebanon coverage here.
“It’s so much to deal with every day; so much pain, so much need that you’re not able to meet,” Nuna says.
“We’re not the government. We’re not at the position to be helping everyone, so when you have to refuse people, it’s a hard choice to make.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
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