Meet Achrafieh2020, Beirut’s Neighborhood Watch

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  • Date: 28-Nov-2022
  • Source: The961
  • Sector:Real Estate
  • Country:Lebanon
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Meet Achrafieh2020, Beirut’s Neighborhood Watch

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Lebanon is currently facing one of the worst economic crises in its history, resulting in hyperinflation and devaluation of the Lebanese Lira.

Crime rates have significantly increased due to the financial state of the country, the 2020 Beirut Port Explosion, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accordingly, the NGO Achrafieh2020, which has been working since 2012 “to reinvent Achrafieh as a breathable, welcoming, and friendly neighborhood,” has taken its mission a step forward to combat crime in the district, launching on November 7th the “Neighborhood Watch.”

It consists of a network of 120 young local people who act as “guardian angels” of the residents as of 6:00 p.m. and until 6:00 a.m. “in full coordination and cooperation with law enforcement agencies: Army, FSI, and Beirut Municipality,” the NGO explained on social media.

It further explained that it is operating its logistics with the Lebanese security company A.M.N. which was contracted for this initiative.

A call center has been also launched, operating around the clock, and can be reached at 76-643466.

Since then, members of the Neighborhood Watch can be seen around the area carrying torches and batons to ensure the protection of the Achrafieh neighborhood and the safety and peace of mind of its residents.

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