Lebanese man stranded in Ecuador airport is returning to Lebanon tomorrow

Nizam Hussein Shalak, a Lebanese national who has been trapped in the Ecuadorian Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport for 46 days, is set to return to Lebanon tomorrow. The 56-year-old man has been sleeping in one of the airport’s terminals while waiting for a solution. He was a tourist in Ecuador and was returning to Lebanon via Spain.ccc When he arrived in Spain, he realized that his wallet was missing. Shalak was sent back to Ecuador. He was using airline coupons for food and showered every 4-5 days. The nearest Lebanese consulate is located in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. However, it has been unresponsive to issue travel documents. The Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs prepared Shalak’s papers so he could return home after weeks of struggles.

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