| 20 May 2024, Monday |

Cafes are turning into hospitals in Tripoli

After a child has passed away in Tripoli due to power outages, and his parent’s inability to secure operating the respirator machine effectively, some cafes in Tripoli took a humanitarian initiative turning their shops into hospitals and receiving patients who need electricity.

“Triboli Park” Café in Abi Samra revealed its willingness to receive all patients who use respirators, so they can benefit from their private generators to operate their machines.

Bilal Merhi, the Café manager, told Sawt Beirut International (SBI) reporter Ghassan Farran that “the latest incident that led us to losing the child has affected us severely, and encouraged us to take this initiative.”

He added: “We can’t stand by watching the misery situation, while we are able to help.”

Merhi said that the café will be open its doors all day long throughout the week in front of patients until the crisis ends. He added that people should stand beside each other in such catastrophic situation, and whoever can help, should take the initiative without being hesitant.


  • Sawt Beirut International