In photos: The forgotten poor

Neglected by the state, the destitute in Lebanon face desperate futures

Around a third of Lebanon’s population lives in poverty, in a society where lavish opulence and desperate hardship are often only meters apart. Those in need are consistently neglected by the state. Whether it be working families struggling to pay the rent for their crumbling homes, the destitute living on the streets, or the elderly making it through old age with little assistance – the country’s support networks are desperately lacking.