Lebanese economic crisis leaves prisoners neglected without medical care

Since the end of 2019, Lebanon has been experiencing a severe economic crisis, including massive currency depreciation, as well as fuel, medicine and electricity shortages.

The Lebanese currency has lost 90% of its value, meaning wages cannot buy basic commodities such as food or hygiene items, while widespread power outages are common due to fuel shortages. Prisons are overcrowded and their inmates have no access to health care unless they can pay for it privately.

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