Lebanon crisis: Well-off Lebanese make new life in Cyprus

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Many well-off Lebanese people who escaped their country’s economic tailspin for a new life in the nearby island nation of Cyprus say the transition has been a whirlwind of emotions. They are grateful they did not have to turn to human smugglers and embark on risky Mediterranean crossings to reach European shores. But they also feel guilty for leaving family and friends behind to struggle with Lebanon’s unprecedented crises — a failing economy, political uncertainty and social upheaval. The feelings are intense for Celine Elbacha, an architect who moved with her family of four to the Mediterran…

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