An increasing number of children in Lebanon are not getting enough food as a result of the economic crisis, the United Nations reported today.
The UN’s organization for children UNICEF conducted surveys in Lebanon in April and October of this year. In October, 53.4% of families reported that at least one of their children skipped a meal that month because there was not enough food in the home. The same figure in April was 36.7%. The percentage of respondents who had to sell household items also rose from 33% to 40.8% from April to October. An increasing number of families are also borrowing money to buy food, or buying food on credit, according to a UNICEF report.