People donate clothes as part of the "Hand by Hand" campaign in Nabatieh Fawka, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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A town in south Lebanon Thursday launched an initiative centralizing charity donations, titled "Hand by Hand," in response to poverty levels in the region.Nabatieh Fawqa Mayor Yasser Ghandour inaugurated the project, which is headed by Raed Ratib, a local doctor and social activist. Ratib said at the launch that "Hand by Hand" had also been operating in the city of Nabatieh for some months, making Nabatieh Fawqa the project's second location.Referencing Lebanon's deteriorating economic situation, he said he hoped the campaign would help the poorest in Lebanon's south.Through the project, donated clothes will be laundered, packaged and distributed across Nabatieh Fawqa.
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