The LL500 paid by the customer goes to the shop owner. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)
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Like many Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, Salwa Saleh and her family were already struggling to meet expenses before the country's economy slid into crisis.A campaign launched by another camp resident aims to take the edge off the pain families like Saleh's are facing by reducing the price of one of the most basic necessities: bread. Over the past week, dozens of markets in camps throughout Lebanon have been selling loaves of bread for LL500, one-third of the normal price.Ahmad, who works in the medical field and runs a clinic in the camp, launched the "bread campaign" after fundraising on social media.The bread campaign started last week in north Lebanon's Nahr al-Bared camp, which Ahmad said was particularly needy because of an ongoing Army blockade of the camp. In the first hour of the campaign, he said, about 150 loaves of bread were distributed there, and in total, about 1,000 loaves were distributed in Nahr al-Bared in the first five days of the campaign. Since then, the campaign has made its way to other camps, arriving Tuesday at Shatila and Mar Elias.
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