Lebanon’s President, Michel Aoun, is putting the burden of rescuing Lebanon’s economy on the shoulders of the diaspora.
He called on the Lebanese diaspora to cooperate and help revive the economy and recover the value of the Lebanese pound – which has lost 90% of its value since the beginning of the economic crisis.
His comments came during a meeting with a delegation from the Lebanese-Zimbabwean Friendship Association, in which he stressed the role of the Lebanese diaspora in the crisis.
The diaspora has already been responding throughout the crisis and especially after the Beirut explosion by donating money, medical supplies, and essential goods to non-governmental agencies.
Politicians have yet to find a solution to the political deadlock of the government formation – which has put a large amount of aid from the international committee on hold.