Lebanon Daily News Brief 12/15/2022

Thursday, December 15, 2022


December 15th, 2022

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Documentary Short Produced by UNC’s Khayrallah Center Earns Best Film in Category at Tokyo Film Festival
According to The 961, “The Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies’ documentary, ‘Herbert Nassour: The People’s Doctor,’ received the Best Short Documentary at the Tokyo International Short Film Festival. The documentary was released in June 2022 and talks about the Lebanese-American surgeon, Herbert Nassour, who tried to fight injustice by providing healthcare to racially and economically vulnerable people in Texas.”
 [The 961]

UNIFIL Peace Keeper Killed in Action in South of Lebanon
According to Reuters, “The two [of UNIFIL’s] armoured vehicles effectively got separated. One of them got surrounded by a hostile mob, I think that’s the only way you could describe them, and shots were fired. Unfortunately, one of our peacekeepers was killed,’ [Ireland’s Foreign Minister, Simon] Coveney told Irish national broadcaster RTE. ‘This was not expected. Yes there has been some tension on the ground between Hezbollah forces and UNIFIL in recent months but nothing like this,’ Coveney said.”

Lebanon Receives Additional Cholera Vaccines with Support from WHO
According to L’Orient Today, “Lebanon received 900,000 additional doses of cholera vaccines on Wednesday with the support of the World Health Organization and International Coordination Group as part of the vaccination campaign’s second phase.”
 [L’Orient Today]

Lebanese Parliament Fails to Elect President in 2022
According to Arab News, “Lebanese parliament has failed for the 10th time to elect a president on Thursday, prolonging an institutional void amid a deep economic crisis.”
 [Arab News]

Ministers Reported to Convene Tomorrow
According to Naharnet, “Ministers from the various political parties will meet on Friday to discuss the work of the caretaker government in light of the latest standoff between the Free Patriotic Movement and the rest of the government’s components. ‘A consultative ministerial meeting will be held tomorrow at 4pm at the Grand Serail to discuss the issue of mending the governmental rift and finding solutions for the current disputes,’ MTV reported.”


Demise Of A Legend – The Lebanese Medical Sector
Jean AbiNader

AbiNader writes, “More than half of the country’s professional healthcare staff have chosen to emigrate, if they have not done so already, seeking better earnings so that they may feed their families and send their children to school. This has been the situation since the Beirut Port blast and the economic implosion that has left Lebanon dependent on international aid and remittances from overseas. Even if the government begins a process of paying its arrears, most hospitals are refusing to admit patients knowing that the country is bankrupt and neither the availability nor affordability of medical care will change soon.”

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The National
In Lebanon, an NGO Spreads Christmas Joy to War-Injured Children

Nada Maucourant Atallah

Atallah writes, “Inara, an international charity, is organising a concert that features children affected by war.”

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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the American Task Force on Lebanon, a non-profit, nonpartisan leadership organization of Lebanese-Americans.




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