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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 »

LEBANON / GUTERRES

While visiting Lebanon as part of a two day visit to the region for World Refugee Day (Jun 20), Antonio Guterres UN High Commissioner for Refugees met with Ihsan, first-year medical student from Syria, who has lost his leg during shelling in Damascus where he was volunteering to help his countrymen caught up in the [...]

19 Jun 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / WORLD CUP

As the football World Cup is about to kick off in Sao Paolo Brazil, on the other side of the world, off the coast of Lebanon, Brazilian sailors members of the Maritime Task Force (MTF) serving under the flag of the United Nations (UN) Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) get a rare chance to kick back [...]

13 Jun 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / JIM KIM

The World Bank president called for global support to Lebanon and other countries struggling to cope with millions of Syrian refugees. WORLD BANK

3 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / LEBANON ROED-LARSEN

The United Nations (UN) Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the implementation of resolution 1559, said  that "Lebanon is now facing a difficult and challenging period", adding that "the conflict in Syria continues at significant impact on Lebanon in every regard." UNIFEED – UNTV

6 May 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIA ONE MILLION REFUGEES

The number of refugees fleeing from Syria into neighbouring Lebanon surpassed 1 million on Thursday, a devastating milestone worsened by rapidly depleting resources and a host community stretched to breaking point. UNHCR

3 Apr 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / BEKAA HANY

 Hany is a 20 year old Syrian refugee fromHomswho lives with his family in a small tented settlement in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Back inSyria, Hany was at university studying to be a communications engineer, but he was unable to complete his studies. UNHCR  

29 Mar 2014 | Read More »

 

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