In a similar scenario now, a father was also forced to put his three children up for sale.
A Lebanese protester shared on Facebook the father’s picture showing the desperate man sitting in El-Nour Square in Tripoli, hugging his kids.
The heartbreaking post explains, and not without anger against the state, that the father is unable to even feed himself, let alone his wife and kids.
His shocking action is not about getting rid of his children so he can release himself from the burden of his responsibility.
As he stressed with tears in his eyes and despair in his voice, his action is an attempt to find a family with means who can take “care of them, feed them, and love them.”
This Lebanese father is a flagrant example of how hard the living conditions in Lebanon have become. He is also one of many parents who are unable to provide daily bread for their families.
While many Lebanese are getting a chance of expressing their hardship through social media, worse cases are still muffled by the muteness of despair and overshadowed by political debates and interests.