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January 24, 2016

ILoubnan - We Want Accountability calls for announcing health emergency in Lebanon, January 24, 2016

The activists of "We Want Accountability" Movement observed a sit-in in front of the Ministry of Public Health on Saturday in protest against the trash crisis.

In a statement, the protesters criticized the silence of the Ministry towards this environmental disaster. The statement warned against the spread of dangerous diseases resulting from the random burning of garbage.

The demonstrators called upon the Department of Health to announce a state of health emergency and to set up an emergency committee to evaluate the ecological dangers of trash and to provide recommendations for preventive measures regarding the impacts of this crisis.

The demonstrators also called for periodic testing of well water and drinking water, and free treatment of patients brought to hospitals due to pollution.

Activists headed eventually to the main entrance of the Ministry to submit their requests to Minister Wael Abou Faour.

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