(The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Despite the Lebanese authorities' total failure in addressing the garbage crisis, which has triggered massive popular demonstrations, some facets of government institutions seem alive and well, up to the tasks entrusted them by the nation's citizens.The unit, established under the first phase of the project, focuses on developing and establishing disaster-response systems at a regional level, in addition to raising public awareness on the proper response in the event of a nationwide catastrophe.Should a national disaster occur in Lebanon, all the represented agencies have a specific role to play in response.It includes representatives of nearly every government institution and agency that might have some role to play in the event of national disaster.Most perplexing was the almost casual method in which members of different agencies were able to communicate complex matters and systems pertaining to disaster response.
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