• Lebanon
  • August 1, 2006
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The International Humanitarian Initiative for Lebanon

Appalled by the humanitarian catastrophe in Lebanon, we the undersigned, despite our political and ideological differences, come together in our personal capacities in support of civilians in Lebanon.


The current situation in Lebanon has reached a disastrous scale. This is evident in the severe shortage of clean drinking water, medicine, food and shelter accessible to civilians mainly children, women and the elderly.


We, therefore, invite you to participate in this non-political purely humanitarian international initiative and join the group of internationally renowned public figures who will travel via Cyprus to Beirut in moral support of the civilian victims in Lebanon.


The initiative, which is sponsored by independent Egyptian business people, will cover all participant expenses including return transportation from home base via Cyprus to Lebanon and accommodation in both Cyprus and Beirut. The date of departure from Cyprus to Beirut is August 10, 2006 and return to Cyprus from Beirut on 15 August, 2006.


Your support in this critical time is greatly appreciated. In order to make the necessary arrangements for international participants, please respond within the next three days to the contact details below.


Contact Information

Tel:                 002 010 625 5011

                        002 010 153 8992


 [email protected]



The undersigned in alphabetical order


Confirmed Signatures for Invitation



  1. Mr. Abdel Aziz Makhyoun, Actor

  2. Dr. Abdel Gelil Mostafa, Professor of Medicine, Cairo University

  3. Dr. Abdel Moneim Abou El Fetouh, General Secretary of Arab Medical Union

  4. Dr. Abdel Wahab El Mesiry, Professor of English Literature

  5. Mr. Abu El Ela Mady, Politician

  6. Mr. Adel Imam, Actor

  7. Mr. Adel Hamouda, Editor-in-Chief, Al Fajr Newspaper

  8. Mr. Adel Wasily, Civil Activist

  9. Ms. Ahdaf El Sweif, Writer

  10. Dr. Ahmed Abdallah, Civil Activist

  11. Mr. Ahmed Bahaa Shaaban, Politician

  12. Mr. Ahmed Fouad Negm, Poet

  13. Dr. Ahmed Okasha, Professor and President of World Psychiatric Association

  14. Mr. Ahmed Sweilam, Secretary General, Writers Union

  15. Dr. Aly Alghateet, Professor of International Law

  16. Dr. Amani Kandil, Executive Director of the Arab Network  for NGOs

  17. Mr. Amin Iskandar, Leader in Karama Movement

  18. Ms. Amina El Nakash, Journalist and Writer

  19. Ms. Amina Shafik, Journalist , Former Secretary Egyptian Syndicate of Journalists 

  20. Mr. Amr Aly, Executive Manager of Environmental Agency

  21. Dr. Amr El Shobaky, Expert at Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies

  22. Rev. Dr. Andrea Zaki, Pastor

  23. Ms. Arwa Salah, Civil Activist

  24. Mr. Ashraf Zaki, President of Actors Guild

  25. Dr. Assem El Desouky, former Dean of Arts, Helwan University

  26. Mr. Bahaa Taher, Writer

  27. Mr. Belal Fadl, Writer

  28. Ms. Bothayna Kamel, TV presenter

  29. Ms. Dalia Salaheldin, Writer and teacher at the American University in Cairo

  30. Ms. Dalia Youssef, Civil Activist

  31. Mr. Emad Gad, Director of Arabs Against Discrimination Organization

  32. Mr. Essam Sultan, Lawyer

  33. Mr. Fahmy Howaiy, Writer

  34. Ms. Farida Shobashy, Media Expert

  35. Ms. Galila Al Kady, Professor of Architecture

  36. Mr. George Ishak, Educational Consultant

  37. Mr. Hamdy El Wazir, Actor

  38. Dr. Hani Enan, Businessman

  39. Dr. Hassan Naf’ah, Professor of Political Science, Cairo University

  40. Dr. Heba Raouf, Instructor of Political Science, Cairo University

  41. Mr. Hesham Gaafar, Editor-in- Chief, Islamonline.net

  42. Dr. Hossam Badrawy, Professor of Medicine, Cairo University

  43. Mr. Hussein Ahmed Amin, Former Ambassador

  44. Dr. Ibrahim Ghanem, Consultant National Center for Social Research

  45. Ms. Ingy Bakir, Communication Consultant

  46. Mr. Magdy Ahmed Aly, Director

  47. Mr. Magdy Mehanna, Journalist

  48. Mr. Magdy Said, Civil Activist

  49. Mr. Mahmoud Saad, Journalist

  50. Dr. Manar El Shorbagy, Professor of Political Science, American University in Cairo

  51. Ms. Marwa Elnaggar, Writer and Civil Activist

  52. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Latif, Publisher and Former Secretary General of Egyptian Publishers Association

  53. Dr. Mohamed Abou el Ghar, Professor of Medicine, Cairo University

  54. Mr. Mohamed Baghdady, Journalist

  55. Dr. Mohamed El Said Idris, Expert in Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies

  56. Mr. Mohamed El Samman, Secretary General for Egypt for Culture and Dialogue Society

  57. Mr. Mohamed Fayek, former Minister, Secretary General of Arab Human Rights Organization

  58. Mr. Mohamed Rashad, Assistant Secretary General, Arab Publishers Union

  59. Mr. Mohamed Sobhy, Actor

  60. Dr. Mohamed El Said Idris, Expert in Al Ahram Center for political and Strategic Studies

  61. Dr. Mohamed Selim El Awwa, Chairman of Egypt for Culture & Dialogue Society

  62. Mr. Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, Businessman & Secretary General Al Wafd Party

  63. Dr. Nabil Abadir, General Director of Coptic Evangelical Organization  for Social Services 

  64. Mr. Nabil Abdel Fattah, Expert in  Al Ahram Center for Political  Strategic Studies

  65. Ms. Naglaa Bedeir, Journalist

  66. Mr. Nagui Abbas, Journalist in Berlin

  67. Mr. Nasser Abdel Moneim, Director

  68. Dr. Nevine Mosaad, Professor of Political Science, Cairo University

  69. Dr. Ossama Al Ghazaly Harb, Editor-in-Chief, International Politics Review

  70. Rev. Dr. Ryad Gargour, General Secretary General for the Arab team for  Muslim-Christian Dialogue

  71. Mr. Salah Eissa, Editor-in-Chief, Al Qahira Newspaper

  72. Mr. Salah El Saadany, Actor

  73. Mr. Salah El Din Hafez, Secretary General of Arab Union for Journalists

  74. Dr. Seif el Din Abdel Fattah, Professor of Political Science, The American University in Cairo

  75. Mr. Samir Morkous, Writer

  76. Ms. Sara bin Nafis, Researcher at the Research Center for Development, France

  77. Ms. Shahinz Ahmed, Educational Consultant

  78. Ms. Sherine Abu El Naga, Professor, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University

  79. Ms. Sherine El Habbak, Civil Activist

  80. Ms. Simone, Actress

  81. Dr. Wahid Abdel Meguid, Writer, Vice Chairman General Book Organization

  82. Dr. Yehya Al Gamal, Professor of Constitutional Law

  83. Mr. Yousef Al Ka’id, Novelist