PhD students in physical education, stranded in the Arab Republic of Egypt, on Monday appealed to Lebanese officials to facilitate their return to Lebanon after more than a month has passed since they graduated from Alexandria University.
The students stressed that their situation was very difficult and critical, and that there were no financial transfers from Lebanon, not to mention the dire health situation in Egypt.
They pointed out that they had provided all the information requested by the Lebanese Consulate and that they had ensured self-quarantine places upon their return to Lebanon.
“There are about 260 students and expatriates who want to return to Lebanon, and the embassy has completed all necessary procedures for their return,” a statement by the students said, adding that they awaited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs efforts to secure a plane for them.
“There is real fear that the first stage of expatriates’ repatriation will not include us, and therefore we will have to stay in Egypt for another month,” the statement added.
Source: National News Agency