Medal of the Emigrant
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A circular bronze medal, the obverse bears two wheat stalks encompassing a Phoenician ship in the center with a cedar tree on its sail, the top bears the Arabic inscription LEBANON and the bottom bears the Arabic inscription CRADLE / CIVILIZATION, the reverse is plain, with a ring suspension, on a red, white and green striped neck ribbon, measuring 35 mm in diameter.
The Medal of the Emigrant was instituted on December 30, 2000 and is issued in one class. It is worn from a neck ribbon. The medal is awarded to those who have spent at least ten years abroad and have held a distinguished job in a foreign country that served Lebanon. In exceptional cases, the Medal of the Emigrant may be awarded to someone who has not spent over ten years abroad.
The Medal of the Emigrant can be awarded posthumously.
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