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Lebanese Embassy In France Launches Financial Aid Campaign For Students

Lebanese Embassy In France Launches Financial Aid Campaign For Lebanese Students
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The Lebanese Embassy in Paris launched a support campaign for Lebanese students in France amid the difficulties they have been going through due to the economic crisis in Lebanon and the pandemic.

The campaign was launched in collaboration with the France-Lebanon Endowment Fund (FDFL), with the aim of assisting all Lebanese students in France.

The aid will be distributed based on academic and social standards, taking into account each student’s educational attainment and social conditions, as well as the conditions of his or her family, the National News Agency (NNA) reported.

The FDFL was established by a group of Lebanese expatriates in response to the deterioration of the students’ living conditions in France, as a result of their parents’ difficulty in sending them money from Lebanon due to the crisis.

Lebanese students abroad have been struggling from worsening living conditions.
Source: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

The situation has also been exacerbated by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

There are an estimated 7,000 Lebanese students registered in France today. The number of students that have traveled to France during the current academic year (3,000) has doubled compared to last year’s (1,500), as per the NNA.

The Lebanese Embassy in Paris and the Consulate General of Lebanon in Marseille had established special departments for student affairs with the aim of alleviating the impact of the crises, by providing various legal, administrative, as well as emotional support.

Their efforts had also succeeded in reducing and, in some instances, canceling university fees for Lebanese students.


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Lebanese Embassy In France Launches Financial Aid Campaign For Students

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