I’ve been struggling with finding the balance between what’s important to share and NEEDS to be seen to put the devastation into perspective for the western world vs. What felt macabre and intrusive to the families suffering.
I don’t agree with the reasoning behind spreading videos of the deceased before their families have even received word of their passing, but this video in particular has been burned into my memory since August 4th.
My heart is shattered for the ones that didn’t survive, and my soul breaks for the ones who did, but will never be the same again. If you can stomach it, please watch the second slide. Watch it to understand the support and level of help Lebanon is going to need moving forward. I don’t think there’s ever been a more blatant example of PTSD and trauma planting it’s crippling seeds than in this video.
We need to rally behind the silent warriors like @embrace_lebanon and support their efforts. Food, shelter, water are all basic human rights, but what is the point if that individual is merely a shell of what they used to be?
Thank you, @anasbukhash for this incredible episode. I’ve put the link in my bio if anyone wants to watch. The whole thing is in English.
@ginoraidy, @marianawehbepr, @mouin.jaber thank you for everything you’re doing on the ground and with your platforms.
@embrace_lebanon needs volunteers, funding, and awareness spread.
For donations, please consider embracelebanon.org to support their tireless efforts ♥️🇱🇧