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Trash Crisis Haunts Lebanon as Fishermen Suffer

Fishermen facing dwindling catches are latest symbol of the trash crisis that continues to haunt Lebanon
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A boat arrives at port in Bourj Hammoud, a district in Beirut. It has long been overlooked by a trash mountain.
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A boat arrives at port in Bourj Hammoud, a district in Beirut. It has long been overlooked by a trash mountain.

A protest takes place outside the environment ministry. In 2015, tens of thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against the trash crisis.
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A protest takes place outside the environment ministry. In 2015, tens of thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against the trash crisis.

The new site is shown where waste is being dumped into the sea as part of efforts to reclaim land.
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The new site is shown where waste is being dumped into the sea as part of efforts to reclaim land.

Fishermen of all generations work from Bourj Hammoud port. They say since the new project their catches have hugely reduced, threatening their livelihoods.
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Fishermen of all generations work from Bourj Hammoud port. They say since the new project their catches have hugely reduced, threatening their livelihoods.

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