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Lebanon [Updated September 1, 2020]   [open pdf - 492KB]

From the Document: "Lebanon, a country of 5.5 million people, faces the worst economic crisis in its history amid ongoing political unrest, the spread of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019], and an August 2020 explosion that severely damaged the port of Beirut and surrounding densely populated areas. Lebanon hosts the largest number of refugees in the world per capita (over one million, mostly Syrians), which has raised social tensions and strained public services. U.S. policy toward Lebanon has focused on countering the influence of Iran and Hezbollah, and on bolstering the Lebanese state--while calling for reforms to counter corruption and mismanagement."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11617
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2020-09-01
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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