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 launched a support campaign for Lebanese students in amid the difficulties they have been going through due to the in and the pandemic.

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

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 , as a result of their parents’ difficulty in sending them money from 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 pandemic.

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

The Lebanese Embassy in and the Consulate General of 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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