17 Sep 2021

Lebanon plagued by economic crisis since Beirut port explosion

Europe Editor and Presenter

Take away fuel, take away water, take away a functioning government and it doesn’t take long for an entire country to implode.

Since the port explosion which tore through Beirut, Lebanon has been plunged into one of the worst economic crises in modern history, with 90% wiped off the value of its currency.

A new government has finally been sworn in, and a shipment of a million gallons of oil has started to arrive across the border from Iran. But it’s a nation which has already been paralysed by the crisis.