The Heat: Ethiopia civil war and Lebanon economic crisis

The Heat

Tens of thousands of people are estimated to have been killed in the war between Ethiopian and allied forces and fighters from the country’s northern Tigray region.

Earlier this month, the government declared a state of emergency as rebel forces moved closer to the capital of Addis Ababa. Leaders from Kenya and South Africa are calling for a political solution.

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We now turn to Lebanon.  The economic crisis called one of the worst financial meltdowns in modern history by the World Bank is now impacting the country’s children. The United Nations says many children are being left without access to food, medical care or an education.

Joining the discussion:

  • Luna Safwan is a journalist and communication specialist.
  • Habib Battah is an independent journalist and the editor of

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