UN rights chief says Lebanon ‘spiraling out of control’

Anti-government protesters hold Lebanese national flags as shout slogans during a protest in downtown Beirut, June 6, 2020. (File Photo: AP)

Lebanon's economic crisis is getting out of hand, the UN rights chief warned Friday, calling for urgent internal reforms coupled with international support to prevent further mayhem.

“This situation is fast spiraling out of control, with many already destitute and facing starvation as a direct result of this crisis,” Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a statement.

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Last Update: Friday, 10 July 2020 KSA 16:42 - GMT 13:42