“I do not feel safe here. After receiving too many threats on social media or over the phone, I stopped publishing.”
Lebanese politicians have taken Syrian refugees as the scapegoat for all the political, economic, social & environmental turmoil that predate their arrival.
At least 3,664 Syrian nationals were evicted by 13 municipalities around Lebanon between 2016 and 2018. Another 42,000 remain at risk of being homeless. But some municipalities have fared better.
This international move to encourage countries to privatize what were once state-owned industries, or at least decrease their investment in such sectors, clearly impacted the livelihoods of thousands of middle class individuals in countries like Lebanon and Egypt.
Our foreign minister, our official representative to the world, demonstrated that racism has now.