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Weekly Wrap up

Weekly Wrap Up

1- Energy Minister Dr. Walid Fayyad announced an imminent increase in the electricity tariffs

 
 
 
 
 
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On Thursday, Energy Minister Dr. Walid Fayyad stated that Lebanese citizens should expect an imminent increase in the electricity tariff. He also denied his documented previous promises to supply 12 hours of electricity, instead promising “as much supply as possible”. This means that once again, residents will have to bear the cost of subscriptions to private generators for more than 12 hours a day, in addition to an increase in the state’s electricity tariff.

2- Social assistant Afif Shoman published videos from inside the Santa Maria Association, showing the deplorable conditions of the building

 
 
 
 
 
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From within the Santa Maria Association in Annaya, he took and shared footage documenting the severe neglect that 70 patients are facing, many of whom suffer from malnutrition. The building is infested with germs, fleas, and insects, even the food they are fed. The center, which is supposed to treat people with mental and neurological diseases, has reportedly allowed the tying of some patients to their beds with ropes, and even counts many suspicious deaths.

3- The Lebanon women’s national basketball team won the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2021 Division B

 
 
 
 
 
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Our ladies are killing it! The Lebanese women’s national basketball team won the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2021 Division B on Saturday, qualifying for Division A of the championship happening in 2023. The team scored an amazing four consecutive wins during the tournament.

4- Several demonstrators entered the Ministry of Health seeking Health Minister Firass Abiad, protesting his decision to “rationalize” medicine subsidies

 
 
 
 
 
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On Friday, a few demonstrators entered the Ministry of Health seeking Health Minister Firass Abiad to protest his decision to “rationalize” medicine subsidies. Abiad reportedly barricaded himself behind the locked door of his office while they slipped slogans written on cardboard under his door. Abiad then reoisted to calling for the security forces to come and keep the protestors away.

5- Post blast victim Adel Faraj Oglu faces amputation from injuries sustained during Aug 4

Adel had a choice to make: amputate his leg, injured during the port explosion, or to try surgery that has a 90% chance to fail. He is spending 135 million LBP on the operation according to his wife, with absolutely no help from the Ministry of Health, even though the couple only earn the equivalent of 50$ a month.

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