Saudi Arabia has evacuated hundreds of nationals, with more to be evacuated in the coming days, from Lebanon following the ongoing demonstrations in the country.
Hundreds of thousands of protestors are currently on the streets of Lebanon in protest of the economic conditions of the country
Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Lebanon has put into effect a “Crisis and Emergency Management Plan” to help nationals travel back to the Kingdom.
بلغ عدد السعوديون المُغادرون من مطار رفيق الحريري الدولي في بيروت لهذا اليوم ( ١٣٢ ) مواطن ومواطنة وفقًا لخطة إدارة الأزمات والطوارئ.
وجاءت على النحو التالي:
٥٩ مسافرًا على الخطوط الجوية السعودية، و٧٣ على طيران الشرق الأوسط.
— السفارة السعودية لدى لبنان (@KSAembassyLB) October 20, 2019
It has been reported that nearly 300 nationals have already been helped get evacuated earlier and that the embassy will evacuate more people as Lebanon’s rather peaceful protests enter their sixth day.
Saudi nationals – who are still in Lebanon – have also been urged to avoid crowded protest areas. According to embassy officials, no Saudi citizens are involved in the demonstrations and none have been hurt.