On Lebanon’s shores, the poor board deadly dinghies | AFP

Suad Mohammad had hoped for a better life when her husband Shady Ramadan climbed into a dinghy to flee poverty-hit Lebanon, but he disappeared into the waves before he reached Cyprus. Ramadan is among dozens of Lebanese and Syrians to have tried to make the illicit sea crossing to European Union-member Cyprus in recent weeks, fleeing Lebanon’s worst economic crisis in decades.

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