Seagulls fly over the landfill in Bourj Hammoud, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani announced Monday that over 6,000 individuals are currently being treated for illness' stemming from Lebanon's ongoing trash crisis.The minister was speaking during a joint news conference with Human Rights Watch. HRW released a damning study early December exposing health effects incurred by illegal dumping sites, but they could not independently verify the exact figure of individuals affected directly by the crisis.Instead, Khatib denied that waste management was still an issue.At the conclusion of Monday's conference, Hasbani urged Cabinet to quickly come up with an "eco-friendly" waste management plan declaring the crisis had a solution.
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