Syrian economist Abdullah Dardari speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Monday, July 7, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The current crisis unfolding in Iraq poses a serious threat to regional economies, including that of Lebanon.Largely as a result of conflicts in Iraq, Palestine and Syria, malnutrition increased across the Arab world between 1990 and 2013 .The rapid advance of ISIS in Iraq and the ensuing political and security crisis could have serious economic ramifications for Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.A deteriorating security situation in Iraq threatens trade throughout the region, Dardari said.For countries like Syria, which rely on trade with Iraq, this rupture could have serious effects on the economy.
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