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LEBANON / FORCED EVICTIONS

Security concerns on the volatile Lebanese-Syrian border have caused the Lebanese army to forcefully evict entire families from their tented settlements. Already dealing with the hardship of being displaced from their homes in Syria, 30 refugee families had no choice but to find yet another place to call home. UNHCR

24 Mar 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / WINTER VICTIMS

After being tormented by his wife's death while giving birth to their triplets at the outset of the new year, Saleh, a Syrian refugee, relived the pain only 20 days later. His new born son, Kaled, died during a ferocious snowstorm that engulfed Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon. UNHCR

20 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UN / SAFE SCHOOLS

UN Special Envoy on Education, Gordon Brown, said that it is time to "end the shameful breeches of international law that are violating the rights of millions of children" and insist that, even in conflict zones, there are properly resourced safe schools which enable children to receive an education in peace. UNIFEED-UNTV

18 Mar 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN MEMORIES

As Syria enters its 5th year of conflict, refugees are losing hope of going home any time soon. Hassan, Heba and their three children had an affluent life back in Syria; a car rental business, a home, and a good school for their children. But After Hassan was kidnapped five times for ransom; the family [...]

17 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UN / SPANISH PEACEKEEPERS

The members of the Security Council condemned "in the strongest terms" the killing of a Spanish peacekeeper in Lebanon on 28 January 2015 and "are looking forward to the immediate completion of UNIFIL's full and comprehensive investigation."  UNIFEED-UNTV

4 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / PLUMBLY

British diplomat Derek Plumbly recently completed a three-year stint as the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon. In an interview at UN Headquarters, he noted that while there are still outstanding issues and underlying tensions, all parties want to maintain calm across the so-called 'Blue Line' that separates Israel and Lebanon. UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE

23 Jan 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES WINTER

The winter storm hitting Lebanon is felt most by those who are most vulnerable — the elderly and the very young. Despite continuing aid distributions, many are struggling to cope in sub-zero temperatures and icy conditions. Since the start of the war in Syria, over 1.1 million Syrian refugees fled to Lebanon. UNHCR

13 Jan 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / REFUGEES SNOW

On day two of the winter storm hitting Lebanon, many Syrian refugees made use of the relatively calmer conditions to repair their tents as more snow was forecast. The storm, known as "Zeina," generated even more misery for hundreds of thousands of refugees living in the worst-hit areas. Even colder temperatures are in the forecast. [...]

9 Jan 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / WEATHER AND REFUGEES

A ferocious snowstorm hit Lebanon this week putting the lives of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees at risk. UNHCR

8 Jan 2015 | Read More »

IRAQ- LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) appealed today in Berlin for close to US$1.5 billion in 2015 to feed over 6.5 million Syrians displaced inside their country and sheltering in neighbouring countries. WFP  

18 Dec 2014 | Read More »

 

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