But the scenes have shone a spotlight on the country’s long-lasting economic turmoil, which many citizens blame on corruption and economic mismanagement.
“We don’t give them money for luxury, but to keep them alive.
“The powerful private sector called for the provider of electricity to become private, so you have to pay high fees to be able to have at least five hours of power per day.”
“Village Association and village loyalty is also very strong. This is reflected historically.
Lebanon’s population is comprised of three evenly popular religious beliefs: Maronite Christians, Shiite Muslims, and Sunni Muslims.
Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay, head of the Maronite Catholic Eparchy of Saint Maron of Sydney, has accused the government of mismanaging the disaster.
Lebanon’s Muslim community in Australia also plays a major role, through such organisations as the Lebanese Muslim Association, which has run campaigns including the 2020 Lebanon Relief Ramadan Appeal.