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LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES

Over a thousand Syrian refugees live in an unofficial camp in unused agricultural fields in Lebanon around 15 kilometers from the border of Syria.  Being unofficial, there is no infrastructure. There is no running water, electricity, or sewage.  Two consecutive severe winter storms have just hit Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Iraq dumping heavy rain on [...]

26 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / MIGRANTS HUMAN RIGHTS

The Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, François Crépeau, expressed concern over the situation of Syrian and other refugees, saying that "there is little appetite, especially in the global north, for resettling these people who have fled a bloody civil war." Crépeau also spoke about the situation of the World Cup sites workforce in [...]

24 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / LEBANON WATER PROJECT

The World Bank Group has announced a massive project that will get running water to over 1.6 million people living across the greater Beirut and Mount Lebanon area. WORLD BANK

1 Oct 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / GUTERRES SYRIA

During a press conference held in Beirut, UNHCR High Commissioner António Guterres expressed anger at the number of Syrian refugees dying while trying to reach Europe by sea. He said "it breaks my heart to see Syrians that have suffered so much in their country, with their houses bombed, with their families being killed, now [...]

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / GUTERRES

The heads of UNHCR and the UN Development Programme visited Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.  High Commissioner António Guterres said that Syria has become “the worst humanitarian tragedy of our time.” UNHCR

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / THREE MILLION SYRIAN REFUGEES

Syria's intensifying refugee crisis will today surpass a record three million people amid reports of increasingly horrifying conditions inside the country. Iman is a single mother to a 15-year-old daughter. She also looks after her disabled sister. UNHCR

29 Aug 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES

Syrians have long been known for their artisan skills, and with over a million Syrian refugees now residing in Lebanon, their unique skills can now be put to good use. UNHCR along with its partners are training around 60 mostly Syrian and Lebanese women in traditional fabric printing techniques.  UNHCR

16 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / LEBANON SYRIAN REFUGEES

The number of Syrian refugees arriving in Lebanon is on the increase, stretching local resources to what that UN has described as a “national calamity.” The number of refugees fleeing from Syria into Lebanon surpassed one million in April and is estimated to reach 1.5 million by the end of the year. UNTV CH

14 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / LEBANON PLUMBLY

 UN envoy forLebanon Derek Plumbly stressed the urgent need for the country's leaders to agree on the election of a new president as soon as possible in light of the situation on the ground, which is marked by renewed terrorist threats and the growing refugee population resulting from the conflict in neighbouringSyria. In an interview [...]

9 Jul 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON/ SYRIA REFUGEE EDUCATION

There are over 400 thousand Syrian children of school age inLebanon. UNHCR is providing funding so that schools there can run two teaching shifts in the day, allowing tens of thousands of Syrian children to resume their education. UNHCR

26 Jun 2014 | Read More »

 

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