The Lebanese people have been trying to stop the Bisri Dam project from commencing. Campaigns were formed and petitions were signed. Videos were made including Lebanese people from all over the world, and the hashtag #SavetheBisriValley trended on a large scale.
The activists behind the Save Bisri campaign finally had their voices heard. The World Bank froze its funds to the project until further notice.
The activists are now working on an official letter to send the World Bank. Silvana Kordab, a member of Cali For Leb, a group of Expats residing in California dedicated to supporting and improving Lebanon, says:
“I am well aware that we won our first victory yesterday in our fight against the Bisri Dam project. However, this is NOT over yet! Activists in Lebanon and all over the world have worked on an official letter to bombard @worldbank with.”
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