Syrian refugees in Lebanon demand better life conditions


Overview | The Genocide on Palestinian Refugees in Syria

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File photo shows Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.

PressTV | Sun May 5, 2013 2:6AM

According to a weekly report by United Nations Higher Council for Refugees (UNHCR), published on Saturday, there are more than 453,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon, which shows an increase of 9,000 since last week.

The demonstration was held in the southern city of Sidon on Saturday.

Protesters shouted slogans against lack of food and medical supplies calling on authorities to improve their living conditions.

According to a weekly report by United Nations Higher Council for Refugees (UNHCR), published on Saturday, there are more than 453,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon, which shows an increase of 9,000 since last week.

The United Nations Special envoy to Lebanon, Derek Plumbly, has said that more resources are required to help the Syrian refugees and the Lebanese communities that host them.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of Syrian army and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.

Damascus says the West and its regional allies, such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, are supporting the militants.

In an interview recently broadcast on Turkish television, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that if the militants take power in Syria, they could destabilize the entire Middle East region for decades.

“If the unrest in Syria leads to the partitioning of the country, or if the terrorist forces take control… the situation will inevitably spill over into neighboring countries and create a domino effect throughout the Middle East and beyond,” he stated.

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