Scott Mc Kiernan Presents zReportage.com Story of the Week #766: Launched TUESDAY December 15, 2020: “STATE OF COLLAPSE: Lebanon on the Brink” from ZUMA Press award winning photographer Marwan Naamani of dpa in Beiru.
zReportage.com Story of the Week #766: TUESDAY December 15, 2020: ‘STATE OF COLLAPSE’ from ZUMA Press award winning photographer Marwan Naamani of dpa in Beirut: Lebanon has spent the past year moving from one crisis to the next. It’s been just over four months since a pair of explosions ripped through Beirut, leaving the city reeling. The government resigned after waves of public indignation at the negligence that led to the blast. The explosion that destroyed Beirut’s port and wrecked large parts of the capital and came at a time when the country was reeling under a crippling economic crisis amid the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The explosion killed at least 204 people and injured more than 6,500. With no support from the government, a collapsed economy that has made financial hardship a normal part of life, and a spike in coronavirus cases that has overloaded hospitals, the Lebanese have been left to fend for themselves. The World Bank, the UN and the EU recently announced a humanitarian fund for the reconstruction of Lebanon. Welcome to: ‘STATE OF COLLAPSE’
Scott Mc Kiernan, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, ZUMA Press