Where Do The Children Play?
General Ashraf Rifi, director of the Internal Security Forces (ISF), has issued orders to combat the trend of child beggars and street vendors, upon the instructions of Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Marwan Charbel.
Rifi ordered police precincts to be strict, to arrest the children and place them in suitable social institutions. But the problem lies in the difficulty of turning theory into practical action.
A security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the main obstacle hindering the police’s task is seeing the process through to completion.
“Security forces began arresting the beggars, but found nowhere to put them,” he said. “There is no place that can accommodate even a small number, let alone all of them.”