Lebanon: Balancing act in a turbulent region
This summer, the streets in many of Lebanon’s cities were not only scorching hot and humid, but also stank to high heaven. Rubbish collections stopped on July 17, when Beirut’s main landfill was closed, and the government has since been unable to decide on another disposal site. The paralysis is symptomatic of Lebanon’s political system, torn between two opposing factions and their foreign backers.
Fortunately, the response of ordinary people to the rubbish crisis was also typical, and says a lot about today’s Lebanon. Street protests were leavened by humour, as young Beirutis piled refuse in front of the home of Environment Minister Mohammed Machnouk. While marches on August 22-23 we...
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- Also considered useful for the administrative university facilities, to better understand the possible effects of current decisions.