Hay el Tanak, Tripoli – Faces of Poverty in Lebanon

“The residents of Hay el Tanak are not poor because they live in Hay el Tanak. The poor have come to Hay el Tanak because they have nowhere else to go. So they live in Hay el Tanak with few services, in deplorable conditions, and often unable to access and maintain secure and regular jobs and income because of where they are located. […] But because they are poor, they are powerless; because they have a limited voice, they are marginalized.” Faces of Poverty, The Human Face of Poverty in Lebanon, p. 262.

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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