The Foreign Ministry will establish a hotline for the Lebanese expats across the world to enable them to contact the Lebanese authorities in case of emergencies, As Safir newspaper reported on Thursday. [Link]
NowLebanon’s Lousia Ajami believes this initiative to be useless as “the government does very little to help citizens within Lebanon“, but I beg to disagree here.
In fact, I am surprised that it took them so long to come up with a hotline with everything that’s been ongoing with Lebanese in the Arab world and elsewhere. Only yesterday Lebanese interpreter Helen Assaf was detained in Libya along with members of the International Criminal Court, due to an alleged threat to national security, which is probably not true and pure B.S.
let the government protect those who live in Lebanon before they start expanding their services worldwide.
It’s a ridiculous initiative because the service is already offered through things called “embassies” and “consulates”….and charity begins at home – as Tomp says, let them start helping people here first.