Danny Hajjar

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People light candles during the Solidarity Stand event, held to show solidarity with the victims of blasts in Beirut, next to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Paris on Wednesday. (Mohammed Badra/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Whenever a disastrous event takes place, such as the explosion in Beirut on Tuesday, communities in the diaspora grapple with the tug and pull of two emotions: feeling helpless and feeling guilty.

As Lebanese living abroad — a group estimated to be nearly three times the size of the national population of 5 million people — many of us have long felt helpless, but perhaps never more so than in 2020. After the revolutionary uprising that began in October brought some hope for change, the covid-19 pandemic brought the world to a grinding halt — and brought Lebanon to the breaking point.…  Seguir leyendo »