As Lebanon moves in to confront the COVID-19 outbreak that has already claimed thousands of lives around the world, textile workshops, such as a former school uniform workshop in Sidon, are moving to produce medical scrubs and other, much-needed equipment.
Lebanon is experiencing the heaviest forest fires witnessed in decades. 104 separate fires were reported, with the largest fires near Mushrif threatening residential areas and causing the displacement of hundreds of people.
Musicians and poets are challenging social norms in Sidon, Lebanon’s conservative third-largest city. Sidewalk Saida, is the newest branch of a network of recurring open mic events that aim to showcase poets, musicians and artists across Lebanon.
In 2015, Lebanon witnessed large street protests due to a massive waste crisis after to the shutting down of the Naameh Landfill. Recently, a waste problem has arisen in the Lebanese city of Sidon, which observers speculate, might renew the possibility of another waste crisis.