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Economic meltdown in Lebanon leaves schoolchildren hungry

Lebanon's struggling households are finding it increasingly challenging to afford school lunches for their children due to financial constraints.
A volunteer serves food to needy children at a kitchen set up by charity groups in Lebanon's southern city of Sidon on Dec. 7, 2019.

BEIRUT — Cash-strapped Lebanese families are struggling to feed their children at home and in schools, and many have to choose between heating or food.

Many families are skipping meals and borrowing money to make ends meet, resulting in a greater dependence on food-distributing charities.

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