The neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh is the poorest. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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More than half of families in Tripoli suffer from deprivation, with the figure rising to more than four in five families in the notoriously restive Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood, according to a newly released study by a U.N. body.Some 87 percent of households in the Bab al-Tabbaneh-Swayka area are considered deprived, and out of these, about 52 percent live in extreme deprivation.The report found that the percentage deprived in terms of the economic status factor was the highest (77 percent), whereas 35 percent were deprived in terms of accommodation, 35 percent for health and 25 percent for education.At 95 percent of its households, Bab al-Tabbaneh-Swayka ranked No. 1 among Tripoli neighborhoods for economic deprivation.
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