The Social Affairs Ministry launched an online platform on Monday that gives the lowest-income families the option to apply for assistance, noting that “development services centers are currently unable to receive Lebanese citizens” due to the total lockdown measures.
The ministry, which supposedly has knowledge on the conditions of lowest-income families, completely ignored the fact that these families in particular do not have the means to afford Internet access to be able to register.
Lebanon, a country of more than six million, is going through the toughest economic crisis that precedes the pandemic and restrictions imposed to combat it.
Yet, with multiple flawed strategies imposed by the Lebanese government, the population’s trust in those holding great power over the country has completely vanished.
It didn’t need much of a brain to know that locking down people for weeks without assistance for their basic needs was prone to cause a revolt as they are now more terrorized by the looming hunger than the lethal covid-19 raging through the country.