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Lebanese Authorities Threaten to Implement Plan B for Syrian Refugees Amid UNHCR Data Delays

Lebanese Authorities Threaten to Implement Plan B for Syrian Refugees Amid UNHCR Data Delays

In a cabinet meeting, Lebanon’s General Security Director-General Elias al-Baysari warned that the government will implement a new plan to address the Syrian refugee crisis if the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) continues to delay providing comprehensive data…
Amnesty Calls for Protection of Syrian Refugees as Lebanon Escalates Crackdown Ahead of Brussels Conference

Amnesty Calls for Protection of Syrian Refugees as Lebanon Escalates Crackdown Ahead of Brussels Conference

As the EU Ministerial Brussels Conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region” convenes, Amnesty International is calling on donor governments to ensure that funding pledged to support Syrian refugees in Lebanon does not contribute to human rights…
Poverty in Lebanon Soars Amid Ongoing Economic Crisis

Poverty in Lebanon Soars Amid Ongoing Economic Crisis

Lebanon’s poverty rate has more than tripled over the past decade, with over 44% of the population now living below the poverty line, Al Jazeera published yesterday citing a recent World Bank report. The bank’s report, released on Thursday, was…
EU Aid to Lebanon Raises Concerns Amid Ongoing Economic, Refugee Crises

EU Aid to Lebanon Raises Concerns Amid Ongoing Economic, Refugee Crises

Lebanon’s economy remains in a state of crisis, with the local currency plummeting to less than 10% of its pre-2019 value, Al Jazeera reported yesterday. According to the article, Savings have been wiped out, and over 80% of the population…
Syrian refugees form one-third of Lebanon’s population, Prime Minister says

Syrian refugees form one-third of Lebanon’s population, Prime Minister says

Lebanon’s Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati has called on the European Union to help encourage Syrian refugees to return to their home country, Anadolu Agency reported yesterday. Speaking at a meeting in Beirut, Mikati stated that Syrian refugees now constitute…
Escalation of cross-border conflicts exacerbating hardship for refugees, local communities in crisis-ridden Lebanon

Escalation of cross-border conflicts exacerbating hardship for refugees, local communities in crisis-ridden Lebanon

More than six months of hostilities have caused deep suffering on refugees and local communities in South Lebanon, affecting all aspects of life across the border area amid worsening multiple crises facing Lebanon, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) warned recently.…
Israeli attacks displace 100,000 in Lebanon since October, PM says

Israeli attacks displace 100,000 in Lebanon since October, PM says

Around 100,000 people have escaped their homes in southern Lebanon due to Israeli raids since last October, with 313 people killed and 1,000 injured, Anadolu Agency reported. According to caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati, approximately 800 hectares of farmland were…
Lebanon: Naval force saves 20 Syrians attempting to immigrate illegally by sea

Lebanon: Naval force saves 20 Syrians attempting to immigrate illegally by sea

The Lebanese Naval Force on Monday rescued a boat sinking off the coast of Lebanon’s northern city, Tripoli, carrying 20 Syrian nationals attempting to escape the country illegally by sea, Xinhua reported. According to the Agency, the naval force transported…
Increasing conflicts forces more than 88,000 residents out of home in southern Lebanon: UN report says

Increasing conflicts forces more than 88,000 residents out of home in southern Lebanon: UN report says

The ongoing conflict in southern Lebanon has led to the displacement of over 88,000 residents, as reported by a UN spokesperson on Thursday. The UN and its partners say they are continuing to provide humanitarian aid to those who have…

Lebanon reacts sharply to EU’s decision on Syrian refugees The Lebanese Officials have expressed displeasure with the European Parliament’s decision to approve the resolution supporting the retention of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Lebanese Government has criticized the decision, describing it…
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