Officials ask for aid in Lebanon's Tripoli
“Implementing the security plan must coincide with the immediate implementation of a relief assistance program for those affected, particularly those who need emergency medical and social care,” said a statement issued after a meeting at the home of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s north Lebanon advisor, Abdul-Ghani Kabbara.
Hariri has vowed to repair the damaged Syria Street, which separates the warring Tripoli neighborhoods of Jabal Mohsen, a predominantly Alawite area that supports Syrian President Bashar Assad, and mainly Sunni Bab al-Tabbaneh, which backs the Syrian uprising.
The Tripoli meeting – attended by Future MPs Ahmad Fatfat, Samir Jisr, Mohammad Kabbara, Khaled Daher, and Moeen Merhebi as well as Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi – also urged the government to finalize development projects for north Lebanon.
They also called on the government to speed up the appointment of governors for Akkar and Hermel “due to the positive effects that will have on [economic] growth.”