Thursday, April 10, 2008

Lebanon Social Watch

2007 report
Gaps and efforts in social protection
Sawsan El Masri
Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND)

"Lebanon lacks a coherent and comprehensive system for social protection. Over half the population is not covered by any form of health insurance, and retirement schemes exclude the most vulnerable and poor. NGOs play a major role in providing social assistance to those cut off from formal protection systems. Meanwhile, Palestine refugees, who comprise 10% of the population, face severe discrimination in the right to social security, to work, and to own property, resulting in high rates of abject poverty."

Read more with data here. (Thanks Muna)

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