Lebanon is grappling with a variety of political and economic difficulties. But kids don't necessarily take the situation they're born into for granted. Meet the five young people coming of age in Beirut who will be profiled in Young Lebanon.

Global Politics

A Sri Lankan girl living in Lebanon isn't really a citizen of either country

Rainey’s parents came to Lebanon from Sri Lanka 20 years ago to get away from their country’s civil war. In fact, Lebanon has become something of a haven for a quarter million migrant workers from Asia and Africa, who tend to be employed as maids, trash collectors, and gas station attendants. They come to escape economic and political hardship back home.

Major funding provided by:

A Partner of OZY Media News