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Yesterday, in my previous post titled “where are you now ? ” I spoke about a flyer I found on the billboards in Beirut. This morning, I noticed that another flyer has been posted  on the same billboards.

Here it is:


Campaign act for the disappeared

The flyer is for the 17514 disappeared during the Lebanese civil war. Some of them are dead and some others are detained in jails.

The facebook group for this campaign states the following:
“If you have seen or have any information please contact us at imp.missing@gmail.com Help us bring him back to his family. THIS IS URGENT!! LOCATION : LEBANON”
It also states the following touching emotional human call:

“This call is not that of a single mother but that of thousands of Lebanese mothers whose children have disappeared during the civil war.
We have chosen to give a face to this tragedy… to go back to the human aspect of this issue … and to share the suffering of the mothers who one day saw their child be taken and never received any news about their fate.”

“We regret to have worried you about the fate of this child but how else could we have attracted people’s attention to the plight of the thousands of missing and of their families who have waited 20 years for the return of their relatives, whether alive or dead?”

“Join us to support the families of the disappeared on September 3 and 4, 2010, at Gibran Khalil Gibran garden, in front of UN House/ESCWA, Downtown Beirut.
There will be concerts, exhibitions, artistic installations and screenings of documentaries. Stay tuned for more information.”

JOIN US on Friday September 3 and on Saturday September 4, 2010 in Downtown Beirut to get answers to some of our questions because we need to know what happened. We need to know where our friends and family members who disappeared between 1975 and 1995 are right now.

I would like to thank my friends Maysan and Sam who pointed out several interesting features in this campaign. Thank you 🙂