However, the Lebanese-Canadians feel helpless that what they can do for their homeland is limited.
Karen Hanna started a petition to Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, asking “for Canada to approve and deploy a military cargo aircraft for a humanitarian mission, carrying aid from Canada to the people of Lebanon.”
Canadians, according to her, are requesting a humanitarian flight to leave from Canada to Lebanon or via another country.
Canada does not have an air corridor set up between the two countries. So the only way the Canadian-Lebanese can help aid Lebanon during these tough times is through donations and thru providing dollars. However, they want to be able to do more.
Karen wrote: “We also want to feel that genuinely Canada stands with the Lebanese in their time of need. We want Canadians to put pressure on the Government of Canada to allow a direct humanitarian mission to Lebanon to reach our families and loved ones. Canadians want to join in contributing to the relief efforts happening now.”