Lebanon’s future goes dark

The Lebanese are no strangers to handling crisis, but this one could be the biggest since the civil war.

A member of the Lebanese riot police walks near burning fire during a protest against the fall in pound currency and mounting economic hardship, in Beirut

Lebanon’s financial collapse is accelerating – and the old normal is fading, even down to the traffic lights.

In a country where people were once able to pay just as easily with dollars as with local currency, many now can find neither.

In this episode:

Timour Azhari, Beirut correspondent for Al Jazeera.

For more:

Dying of the light: Lebanon’s crisis and failing traffic signals

‘Plotting our escape’: Lebanon braces for new emigration wave

The team:

Alexandra Locke produced this episode with Dina Kesbeh, Abigail Ony Nwaohuocha, Priyanka Tilve, Ney Alvarez, Amy Walters and Malika Bilal. Natalia Aldana is the engagement producer. Alex Roldan is the sound engineer. Stacey Samuel is The Take‘s executive producer, and Graelyn Brashear is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.

Special thanks to Omar Duwaji and Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul.

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Source: Al Jazeera