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Pensioners are forced to retire and then eke out a miserable living.
Nomadic tribes still eke out a living from the surrounding deserts.
There are only a few scattered settlements within its borders, and a few nomadic tribes of savages eke out a miserable existence on the coast.
Bedouins are a nomadic people who somehow eke a living from moving around the desert, from oasis to wadi.
Most seem to be living fairly normal lives, some have managed to eke out a few more moments in the celebrity spotlight and a few have run afoul of the law.