Social Affairs Minister Richard Kouyoumjian warned on Sunday that "Lebanon is facing an unprecedented social crisis and that politicians are unaware of its dangerousness and gravity."
Kouyoumjian's words came during a ceremony in Zahle to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of the "Bekaa Disability Forum" held in the presence of MPs Georges Okeiss and Selim Aoun, Governor of the Bekaa, Judge Kamal Abu Jaoudeh, and religious dignitaries.
During the ceremony, Kouyoumjian promised that he would do his utmost to improve this situation and overcome the social problems faced by the Lebanese through the implementation of the social protection strategy.
In his words, he also addressed people with special needs, stressing that he asked the Cabinet to implement Law 220/2000 on the professional integration of persons with disabilities in public institutions.
Source: National News Agency