December 15, 2021
The Impossible RemedyHealth of the Lebanese: Another Victim of the Economic Crisis
By: Sharbel Al-Khoury and Nour Mukhader Umm Bilal, is a Lebanese woman living in Tripoli north of the country. Her husband has brain cancer and her son is completely paralyzed since his birth. Umm Bilal has ...
January 6, 2021
Too Little Too Late: A Timeline of Lebanon’s Response to COVID-19
In early August 2020, Lebanese citizens followed a televised debate between the Minister of Health, Hamad Hassan, and the Minister of Interior, Mohamed Fahmy. The Health Minister announced the requirement of “exceptional approvals” to hold ...
October 14, 2020
Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon Face COVID-19 Alone
This investigation uncovers how in Lebanon, 70-80% of Palestinian refugees are susceptible to COVID-19 infection amid weak preventive measures implemented across Palestinian camps, and limited oversight and aid from UNRWA and the Lebanese state.
September 20, 2020
The Kaloti Gold Machine
The banking documents obtained by BuzzFeed News and shared with ICIJ, ARIJ and other media partners, now being reported as the FinCEN Files, involve the UAE-based Kaloti Group, and reveal suspicion surrounding the group’s involvement in money laundering through the trade of gold for cash.
April 18, 2019
In this investigation, journalist Saja Mortada documents cases of divorced Lebanese women who lost custody of their children upon rulings by Jaafari courts that ignore the interests of child and mother and refuse to consider ...
November 3, 2014
Lebanon’s National Health Insurance Scam
Beirut, December 2014 (Al Jumhuriya) – In the middle of one of the nights of March 2014 three hospitals shut their doors to the young Rita Akoum, a paraplegic since birth who was suffering from ...
June 6, 2013
Karantina's Displaced: From Palaces to Basements
Beirut – Al Hayat ‘Hajjeh’ Samia’s face is flushed as she reminisces about the “good old days”. She talks about the family home in Karantina and the engravings on the marble wall in the salon of ...