The Lebanese highway is once again in turmoil over the dollar crisis, The embassy advised the expatriate Bangladeshis to avoid clashes.
Halal Ahmed, Lebanon Correspondent: Lebanon’s highways are once again in turmoil due to economic hardship and unemployment. The movement took place in several main cities of the country. The last two weeks have seen an extreme dollar crisis in the country. Despite a lock-down due to the outbreak of the global deadly corona-virus “Covit-19”, the Lebanese people took to the streets again on Saturday (June 6th) to protest. Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.
Thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protest on Saturday (June 6th). The protesters set fire to tires and threw dirty drums on various roads. At the time, many activists in various media outlets said prices of essential commodities had quadrupled in recent years.
However, due to the economic crisis and the spread of the corona-virus, hundreds of companies were shut down and thousands of Lebanese became unemployed. Many of these unemployed Lebanese are now forced to take to the streets because they do not have food at home. In the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli (Tableware), there have been a spate of scuffles and vandalism with law enforcement over the past week.
Millions of Lebanese took to the streets in mid-September 2019 to protest the economic crisis and government corruption and mismanagement. In response, in late October (in 2019), the country’s then-Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, resigned. After waiting for about three months, a new government led by former Education Minister Hassan Diab was formed in Lebanon, but the people rejected it and announced that the movement would continue.
Last February, the body of a Lebanese woman from Iran was first detected in the country in the Covit-19 coronavirus. Since then, the movement has been somewhat stable. As the number of Corona attacks gradually increased, the movement came under lockdown. But in the last two weeks, the dollar has plummeted and thousands of Lebanese have taken to the streets again on Saturday (June 6th).
Meanwhile, the dollar crisis and the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country led to the closure of all educational institutions, banks and various companies. As a result, many expatriate Bangladeshis are currently unemployed and living a life of unemployment. The employer pays in Lebanese pound (LBP), although there are only a handful of jobs.
Party. As a result, they are also unable to send remittances. The dollar crisis has intensified over the past two weeks, more than three times as much as before. In addition, there is a strong outbreak of coronavirus, which is newly infected on Saturday (June 5). The total number of victims including 6 people is 1320 people. The 8th step logdown was announced which will be valid till 5th July.
Talking to a number of expatriate Bangladeshis, it is learned that due to this new violence, the expatriate Bangladeshis are also suffering from the worries of losing their jobs. Bangladeshis living in Lebanon are spending their days in a lot of uncertainty.
Thousands of expatriate Bangladeshis in Lebanon are living a fugitive life due to long-term economic, political and coronavirus in the country. There have been extreme hardships, food crisis and many more problems including house rent. In the meantime, various Bangladeshi social organizations, including the Bangladesh Embassy, have come forward to help these helpless expatriates with food.
Meanwhile, various Bangladeshi social organizations, including the Bangladesh Embassy, have come forward to provide food assistance to these helpless expatriates.
Unemployed expatriates are unable to return to the country as international flights are currently closed. About 7,500 Bangladeshis without valid documents have registered to return to the country at the Bangladesh Embassy in Beirut.
It is learned that the protesters may take to the streets again on Sunday (June 8), a weekly holiday. Therefore, the first secretary (labor) of the Bangladesh embassy “Mr. Abdullah Al-Mamun” is advising and urging all the expatriate Bangladeshis to avoid this situation and stay at their homes and not to go out without a very urgent need.