Despite the volatile situation, our volunteers went to Lebanon last month (Nov 2019)
Widespread, non-sectarian protests have been taking place in Lebanon without interruption since October 17, 2019. The protests are motivated by the government’s failure to provide basic services (such as electricity, drinking water, garbage collection) and find solutions to an economic crisis that has been looming for quite some time, because of corruption and waste of public money. These protests cause some disruptions – such as blocked roads – and the banks, when they are open, limit withdrawals.
Despite the possible volatility of the situation, our volunteers travelled to Lebanon for their annual working visit.
(pictures: from Wikipedia)