Yazbeck Wehbe Shares His Father’s Struggle During The Great Famine of Mount Lebanon

The Great Famine of Mount Lebanon between 1915 and 1918 lead to the death of half of the population of Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate. It was one of the worst foreign campaigns led by any regime, the Ottomans in that case, against the Lebanese population. LBCI reporter Yazbeck Wehbe shared on the occasion of 100 years since the declaration of Greater Lebanon, a report on his father and how he had to bury while fleeing, at…

An Informational Video on Hyperinflation in Lebanon

A couple of weeks ago, I listed the reasons behind soaring prices in Lebanon in a detailed post, and today someone came up with a nicely done informational video that explains better why hyperinflation is happening. Check it out: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Blog Baladi on May 20, 2020 at 6:33pm PDT
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Intense 10-minute Footage from Beirut’s Latest Anti-Government Protests

10 months ago
At least 114 people were injured, with 47 taken to hospitals for treatment. Security forces didn’t spare any means to disperse the crowds, from firing tear gas, using water cannons and even rubber bullets. Most ...
Baladi

Nadine Labaki Speech at MEI’s 73rd Annual Awards Gala

1 year ago
A beautiful and captivating speech by Oscar-nominated Lebanese film director Nadine Labaki upon receiving the 2019 Issam M. Fares Award for Excellence at MEI’s 73rd Annual Awards Gala on November 12 in Washington, DC. If ...
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Surviving on $4 a Day

1 year ago
UNDP shared yesterday a powerful poverty stunt where bank cardholders were only able to withdraw $4 or its equivalent LL6000 from ATMs. When the bank’s officer showed up to listen to their complaints, he asked ...
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Watch the Gavin Ford Tribute Show

1 year ago
I just finished watching the Gavin Ford Tribute show and it brought back so many memories. It also taught us about Gavin’s every day life and how fun he was. All in all, it’s a ...
Lebanon

#AFEMENA: The Difference Between Flirting and Harassment

2 years ago
The Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE) has launched 16 days of activism against Gender based violence and is sharing very powerful and insightful videos to help people understand the difference between flirt and ...
Baladi

Stunning 7-Minute Video on Akkar: Lebanon’s Green Treasure

2 years ago
Akkar Trail shared a 7-minute video showcasing Akkar’s green treasure which occupies 20% of Akkar’s total area. The forests in Akkar are among the largest and most bio-diverse in Lebanon and there are several protected ...
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A Powerful ICRC Video On Targeting Hospitals in War Zones

2 years ago
ICRC shared few days ago a powerful video aimed at shedding lights on health workers and hospitals being attached in war zones. The video entitled “Why We Can’t Save Her Life” shows a father driving ...
Baladi

#ForwardWithLebanon: Lebanon and the EU

2 years ago
Since 2011, it feels like most of the work being done by the international community in Lebanon, has been geared towards refugees. While the refugee crisis has required a lot of support from the rest ...
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