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Moqbel calls on EU for Syrian refugees aid

Lebanon’s defense minister urged the European Union to speed up assistance for the huge number of refugees from war-ravaged Syria that his country is now harboring. Samir Moqbel said he had appealed to Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades to convey the message to other European Union member states to speed up assistance because “we need the help now and not in one year.” Moqbel said after talks with his Cypriot counterpart Monday that Lebanon could not provide for the refugees’ basic needs like medical care, education, electricity and food without help. Lebanon is home to more than 1 million refugees fleeing…

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Dar al-Fatwa distributes aid to Syrian refugees

The Relief Commission and Humanitarian Aid Association at Dar al-Fatwa distributed assistance to Syrian refugees in the border region of Wadi Khaled Sunday. Clothes and blankets provided by the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Lebanon through its humanitarian and developmental affairs attaché were handed out. Mohammad Meshref, the Relief Commission’s Akkar office director, said, “2,700 Syrian families are benefiting from the distribution today.” These were distributed in several towns including Wadi Khaled, Hnaider, Majdal, Kneisi and Awada. “The campaign will continue until other Akkar towns where Syrian refugees live are covered,” he said. Over the weekend the country was battered…

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«أزمة سوريا لن تنتهي سريعاً والمطلوب دعم طويل الأمد» سلام: لبنان غير قادر على تمويل احتياجات النازح

  أكد رئيس مجلس الوزراء تمام سلام، أن «المأساة التي أصابت السوريين لم تقتصر آثارها عليهم وحدهم، بل تعدتهم لتطال شعوبا وبلداناً أخرى»، مشدّداً على أن «وقتاً طويلاً مضى قبل أن يعي العالم أن أزمة سوريا لن تنتهي سريعاً وأن يعترف بأن المطلوب هو دعم طويل الأمد»، موضحاً «أن لبنان غير قادر وحده على تمويل هذا العبء الهائل الذي يشكله النازحون». وقال سلام في كلمته التي ألقاها اليوم في مؤتمر المانحين في لندن إن «الفقر والبؤس اللذين حملهما مليون ونصف مليون نازح سوري الى لبنان، فاقما الفقر والبؤس الموجودين أساساً في بلدنا، وساهما في توليد آفات ناجمة عن الاكتظاظ الهائل…

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EU Ambassador Says Refugees Won’t Return Soon even if there were Peace

The head of the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, Ambassador Christina Lassen, has said that Syrian refugees will not return to their country quickly even if there were peace. “What we eventually want is a solution to the crisis. They have to return home,” Lassen told As Safir daily published on Friday. “But even if there were peace (in Syria) tomorrow, they won’t be going immediately,” she said. “The international community had to make sure that they are living in good conditions and are not left in bad conditions,” the diplomat added. An international donor conference in London…

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Syrian Family Travels from Lebanon to Italy in 1st Humanitarian Airlift

A 7-year-old Syrian girl suffering from a rare form of cancer arrived in Italy on Thursday, the first of an estimated 1,000 refugees who are being brought here on humanitarian grounds in a pilot project aimed at dissuading people from embarking on deadly sea crossings. Little Falak al Hourani, her parents and 6-year-old brother landed on a commercial flight at Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci airport thanks to the "humanitarian corridor" project launched by the Rome-based Catholic Sant'Egidio Community and the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy. The two groups lobbied the Italian government to grant 1,000 humanitarian visas for particularly…

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Syrian refugee teachers help keep kids taught

In the refugee camp in eastern Lebanon where Fatima Khaled lives with her two daughters, only three children found a spot in the local school. So when parents found out that Khaled was an educator, they begged her to teach their children. An unemployed teacher who fled Damascus three years ago, Khaled could not find work in Lebanon. “I came here and tried to find a job, but no one would hire me,” she said. “Parents here suggested the idea. They told me I could teach and help the children.” Khaled, 30, has been teaching literacy and arithmetic for over…

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EU Ambassador Christina Lassen Meets Syrian Refugees in Akkar

Ambassador Christina Lassen, head of the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, visited Wednesday the northern region of Akkar to meet with Syrian refugees in Kouachra, announced the EU on a statement. The visit was organized together with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), an important partner of the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO). During her visit, Lassen discussed the current difficult conditions of Syrian refugees in terms of legal status, protection, education, shelter, and access to livelihoods. The focus was on what the European Union can do best to assist and how, to ensure that humanitarian assistance to the…

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Syrian women refugees exploited: Amnesty

A new report released by Amnesty International Tuesday highlights how the lack of international funding for the Syrian crisis, coupled with Lebanese government regulations, is leading to the exploitation and abuse of women refugees in Lebanon. The report, titled “‘I want a safe place’: Refugee women from Syria uprooted and unprotected in Lebanon,” comes ahead of a major donor conference scheduled to take place in London on Feb. 4. The report found that a lack of funding for aid distribution was leaving gaps in crucial assistance programs. As a result, around 70 percent of Syrian refugee families are living significantly…

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Azzi : Nous refusons que l’aide internationale soit liée à l’intégration des réfugiés dans le monde

« Pour le peuple libanais, le fait de lier le versement de l'aide aux réfugiés à leur intégration dans le monde du travail est une question fondamentale puisque 25 % des Libanais sont au chômage, parmi lesquels 36 % sont des jeunes », a affirmé hier le ministre du Travail, Sejaan Azzi, dans le cadre d'un entretien accordé à l'Agence nationale d'information (Ani). M. Azzi a rappelé que les ressortissants syriens font d'ores et déjà partie de la population active « sans l'intervention de quiconque, ni des Nations unies ni des organisations internationales ». Et d'ajouter : « Nous avons besoin d'eux et nous devons leur accorder des…

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