Lebanon is currently experiencing the largest economic and political crisis of its existence. The economy and local currency are in shambles, impacting rich and poor alike. Banks have restricted all access to cash; massive currency devaluations and high inflation have destroyed the purchasing power of all consumers.
Now, the people of Lebanon are facing a food shortage—unimaginable in a country that has long been known for its ability to feed itself and others! Each of our ministry partners is reporting a large increase in families unable to afford even the most basic food necessities for their families. What used to be a problem limited to refugees is now impacting refugees and citizens alike. Without assistance, people will starve.