Remember the “missing kid” ad that I blogged about yesterday?
Well now we know what it’s all about!
Turns out it’s an event to commemorate the anniversary of the International Day of the Disappeared.
Translated from Arabic, the ad says that 17,514 people have disappeared during the Lebanese war [1975-1990] and that you can “contribute to bring a solution”. The event will take place on September 3 & 4 in the Gebran Khalil Gebran garden in front of the ESCWA building [Riad El Solh, DownTown].
I think this is a great thing. It tells Lebanese and regional politicians that families haven’t forgotten about their relatives who were abducted during the war. It’s really fucking sad. Some parents know for sure their children (after decades) are in a Syrian prison but nothing is done to take them out of there. Syria denies the presence of Lebanese prisoners on its soil, of course.
Hope someone (with a heart) will actually do something about it.