Lebanon – A Historic Vote in a Troubled Time – May 13, 2018

Lebanon – A Historic Vote in a Troubled Time – May 13, 2018

Update:

In this extended interview Arwa Damon, founder of INARA and CNN senior international correspondent, speaks to Alison about her experience with Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Damon founded INARA in 2015 to provide refugee children from Syria access to medical treatment when other aid organizations are unable to do so. The organization also provides a caseworker to every child they help to help families navigate the process and have a dedicated person to speak to about their situation.

Lebanon – A Historic Vote in a Troubled Time – May 13, 2018

This week on Perspective with Alison Smith: Lebanon – A Historic Vote in a Troubled Time

Abby Sewell, a Beirut-based freelance journalist, speaks about the political mood on the ground in the country following the recent election.

Bilal Saab, senior fellow and director of the defense and security program at the Middle East Institute in Washington D.C., discusses what the implications of the Lebanese election results might be for the wider region.

Saad El-Rifai, a first-time voter from Baalbek, Lebanon, talks about what the election meant for him and for the future of his country.

Paul Adams, a professor at Carleton University’s school of journalism and communication, describes what he witnessed as an election observer during Sunday’s vote.

Arwa Damon, senior international correspondent for CNN, talks about the challenges posed by the Syrian refugee issue in Lebanon and what led her to start INARA, a Beirut-based charity which helps provide medical assistance to refugee children from Syria.