The waste crisis in Lebanon is a constant problem. It's due to the combination of corruption, poor governance and weak infrastructure seen in many countries. What can be done with the massive amounts of garbage, produced in our globalized world?
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If the subsidies stop, then prices, poverty and the possibility of conflict increases. If they don't, the country runs out of money. Local experts say they have an answer. They just need politicians to act on it.
No one could imagine the deadly incompetence of the corrupt government in Beirut — until now. The causes of the recent catastrophe need investigation, but not by Lebanon, by an outside body, says DW's Diana Hodali.
Foreign donors have said Lebanon needs fundamental reforms before the debt-ridden country gets any more support. But a new international aid package runs the risk of fostering a business-as-usual approach in Beirut.
After the massive explosion in Beirut, France's President Emmanuel Macron has pledged support for the people in Lebanon. But what can the protective power really achieve?
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