The Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) this week issued a letter seeking help for the Armenian community in Lebanon, whose precarious fate was being battered by the fallout from the COVID-19 quarantine.
The letter appears below:
Our communities in Lebanon are facing existentialist threats.
And this time it’s not the indiscriminately flying bullets.
It is poverty, unemployment, loss of jobs, layoffs, bankruptcies or half a salary that has surrendered its purchasing power.
It’s COVID-19, liquidity crunch, political upheaval and vanished opportunities.