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    August 3, 2013 - Volume 80 - Issue 25153

    Sweeteners 737 contractors in agriculture "to the fight against bird flu," without taking into account the national balance and co-existence

    Special - "An-Nahar"
    August 3, 2013

    Ask a lot of files for bugs in respect national balance in the various institutions of public administration during a meeting "to the Maronite parliamentary monitoring committee" in Diman last week, not in terms of prejudice subsequent Christians, but all Lebanese groups as a result of the policy of exclusivity and control over state institutions. Among the most prominent files that have been searched, what is happening in the Ministry of Agriculture, which has exceeded all past abuses to the violation of the principles of national balance and co-existence in the form of an unprecedented, and did not dare any minister or official to do only the Minister of the "Party of God" Hussein Hajj Hassan, who contracted with hundreds of employees without any regard for the laws in force nor the values ​​upon which the Lebanon.

    In the details of the reports were also on the table edifice Patriarch in Diman, said Agriculture Minister deliberately Bmjb decision 1/673 to hiring 737 employees under the title "anti-bird flu in Lebanon," note that there is no bird flu in Lebanon, and disease spread in poultry sector and birds do not require such a huge number of employees. In the details of the "Army contractors" who are recruited by the Minister of the "Party of God" in the interest of the Ministry of Agriculture, they are distributed as follows: 67 in the north, 109 in Mount Lebanon, and 561 in Hermel and the South and Nabatieh.
    well as the report showed detail distributed contractors neo-sectarian and confessional, where the 76 per cent of Shiites, 24 Sunnis, Christians and Druze, and the proportion of Christians from the latter group only 10 percent, while the percentage of Druze and Sunni 14 percent.
    Interestingly, in the Minister's decision that the cost of the appointment of these contractors amounting to 280 million Lebanese pounds per month, But worst of all, that the appointment, which is supposed to have been on a monthly basis, is renewed every month, which means more losses to the state.
    meeting of the Follow-up Committee discussed the file with all the details in terms of injustice Big subsequent groups Lebanese Other "non-group and the Minister of Agriculture," especially since the law does not allow any minister contract without passing the Civil Service Council, in the case of the Minister of Agriculture did not never been announced about the intention of hiring, not through the Official Gazette no other. In addition, based on Article 64 of the Constitution, specifically the second paragraph under which the ministers do appointment requirement filing cabinet copies of the decisions and to consider the Director-General of any ministry directly responsible for these appointments, and this is not the firefly and the Minister of Agriculture.
    Conclusion that there are 737 employees entered structure of the state of unjustly and without any regard for the principles of national balance, and at a cost of 280 million monthly ll go in vain and without any payoff, in a country with two things to manage employees' salaries.

    طرح الكثير من الملفات عن الخلل في احترام التوازن الوطني في مؤسسات الادارة العامة المختلفة خلال اجتماع 'لجنة المتابعة النيابية المارونية' في الديمان الاسبوع الفائت، لا لجهة الاجحاف اللاحق بالمسيحيين فحسب، بل بكل الفئات اللبنانية نتيجة سياسة الاستئثار والسيطرة على مؤسسات الدولة. ومن أبرز الملفات التي...

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    Re: Lebanon - 737 workers hired by Ministry of Agriculture for "the fight against bird flu" despite no acknowledged outbreaks

    Well, that's odd.

    Or do we think "bird flu" is something other than H5N1 (such as H1N1pdm09 or nCov) that the people are being hired to fight, and the reporter is simply confused?


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      Re: Lebanon - 737 workers hired by Ministry of Agriculture for "the fight against bird flu" despite no acknowledged outbreaks

      It is a hiring by the Ministry of Agriculture so it appears to be for an animal bird flu - not a human one.

      I think it is an editorial complaining about the waste of money in hiring so many workers for a job that apparently does not need to be done since there are no acknowledged animal bird flu outbreaks.


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        Re: Lebanon - 737 workers hired by Ministry of Agriculture for "the fight against bird flu" despite no acknowledged outbreaks

        Everything from Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq (Kurdistan) have to be taken with caution: the Syrian refugees figures are frightening and infiltrators from terrorist cells may attempt to destabilize even these countries.

        The health and sanitary situation among refugees is now critical.

        [Source: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, full page: (LINK). Edited.]

        icddr,b Assists WHO to Scale Up Epidemic Readiness for Syrian Refugees in Iraq

        01 August 2013

        A team of experts from icddr,b arrived in Iraq on Sunday 28 July to assist the World Health Organization (WHO) undertake a cholera risk assessment amongst Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq.

        The current humanitarian crisis in Syria poses a grave risk of epidemics among the Syrian refugees spread out across the countries sharing its borders. Clinicians Drs. Md. Azharul Islam Khan and Ramendra Nath Mazumder and microbiologist Dr. Md. Sirajul Islam are members of a larger team formed by WHO?s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) in response to the invitation by the Ministry of Health of the Kurdistan Regional Government to WHO to assist with the risk assessment.

        The icddr,b team is assisting WHO/GOARN and the Department of Health officials in Duhok and Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) with improving public health preparedness, strengthening surveillance and enhancing field investigation and rapid control capacity on the ground. The underlying objective of this particular mission is to scale up readiness of the regional government with epidemic detection, prevention and control of any potential epidemic that may occur among the Syrian refugee populations, and may spill over into the local population.

        The Syrian refugee crisis ? a public health nightmare

        icddr,b is playing a significant role in helping WHO/GOARN contain any potential health crisis amongst the Syrian refugees by providing technical expertise to ensure that the humanitarian and public health conditions in northern Iraq doesn?t worsen.

        Since the armed conflict began in Syria in 2011 between government and rebel forces, thousands of refugees have flocked across the border to Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan. According to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, approximately 160, 000 Syrians have sought refuge in Iraq, with the majority concentrating inside KRG - in Duhok (99,000 refugees), followed by Erbil (40,000), while the remaining are spread across other camps in the region.

        Almost all the camps are overcrowded with families, many with traumatised young children, and injured or sick family members. Local health and utility services are struggling to cope with water and sanitation conditions worsening as influx of Syrians continue across the Syrian border.

        An assessment commissioned by WHO identified potential epidemic risk of a number of diseases such as cholera, shigella dysenteriae, typhoid fever, acute viral hepatitis, as well as measles among the Syrian refugees in northern Iraq.

        Consequently, WHO has drawn up a joint plan with the local health authorities of northern Iraq to implement the summer outbreak containment plan.

        According to WHO, as the health situation of the Syrian refugees in Iraq continues to deteriorate and with thousands of Syrians crossing the borders each day, there is a potential risk that diseases that are prevalent inside Syria can be transmitted or introduced into Iraq and other neighbouring countries.

        As a founder member of WHO/GOARN icddr,b remains committed to prevent public health crisis no matter where it may occur in the world.

        For further details please contact Nasmeen Ahmed, Senior Manager Communications