Over 280,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon: UNHCR

syrian child refugee in LebanonThe United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees revealed in its weekly report that there are more than 283,000 displaced Syrians in Lebanon, National News Agency said on Saturday.

“Among these refugees are 185,000 registered with the UNHCR, in addition to 98,000 others waiting to be registered,” the UNHCR statement added.

Lebanon is facing difficulties dealing with the increasingly high number of refugees fleeing Syria’s violence.

Syria is witnessing a violent uprising against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, which has so far killed more than 70,000 people since its outbreak in March last year, according to figures released by the United Nations.

According to the UNHCR report Lebanon has the largest number of Syrian refugees who are coming mainly from the cities of Aleppo, Homs, Idlib and Damascus.

  • 5thDrawer

    Now they fight for ‘recognition’ in a battle to see how many refugees they can claim? King of the Mt.?

  • 5thDrawer

    Now they fight for ‘recognition’ in a battle to see how many refugees they can claim? King of the Mt.?

  • Prophettttt

    Best valentine’s photo I have seen.Israel’s barrier wall;dubbed the “Apartheid Wall”.
    Just like the Berlin wall, it will have to be brought down one day.
    Albert Einstein:“It would be my greatest sadness to see Zionists (Jews) do to Palestinian Arabs much of what Nazis did to Jews.”

    • Jewy McJew

      If you suicide bomb enough Jews, they are going to build a wall. Go figure!

      • 5thDrawer

        I guess the walls prevent them from hurting Einstein’s feelings. :-)

        • Prophettttt

          Nice way of splitting hair and playing on words, 5th.Israelis have done more than enough to the Palestinians already. By the time Einstein died(1955),hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have been forced out of their homes, thousands more had been massacred ,and hundreds of villages had been erased from the map after all of their inhabitants been either killed or ejected . And I’m not smiling either because you have many different standards to apply, depending on who we’re talking about.

          • 5thDrawer

            Well there’s a lot playing with words, Prophet. An awful lot.
            I look at the walls as a way of keeping them in, and they create their own concentration camp. Why would you want to keep disturbing them? I’m sure that IF the Egyptian-Gazan, Jordanian, and Israeli ‘Palestinians’ were accepted as citizens elsewhere (and wanted to be), after 3 or 4 generations, they could be living comfortably without attacking the walls of historical ‘words’. People all over the world DO recognize the historical injustices – from various ages of time, both against and by what you might call ‘both sides’.
            The Jews resisted at Massada, but were beaten to oblivion there by a Roman machine that always had to prove it could win. They resisted as best they could against Hitler and Stalin, but the toll was horrendous. Given a ‘last chance stand’ in a rocky dessert, they seem to have acquired the mind-set that allowed them to cling to it after many attacks. And they now build a wall like the Warsaw Ghetto had – but at least in this ghetto they can grow their own food.
            And over time, you know that other ‘peoples’ have found they can actually live with them – in an industrious fashion rather than demonic. (Not that Lox&Bagels would temp me.)
            Time has also tempered the feelings of most … but like in ANY ‘society’ there are ‘purist idiots’ – adhering strictly to ancient (or revised) words of ancient man. Some bonk their heads on walls, and some on the ground while wearing out their knees. So yes, many ‘standards’ … but which are the right ones for a ‘humane’ existence?
            Einstein had a lot of ‘observations’ … and some were factually correct. Those based on ‘feelings’ are not always so.
            As for the ‘Apartheid’ concept … swearing to push an entire people into the sea might be construed the same way. So you now have a never-ending battle of opposite apartheidists going on – unless of course, certain people stop trying to jump the wall.
            But the biggest walls are the ones we build in hearts and heads and then push into the life-concepts of future generations … which ultimately does them no good at all.

      • Prophettttt

        As bad and evil suicide bombers are, destroying entire villages ,and committing hundreds of massacres(in the name of Judaism),and stealing an entire nation is much worse.Ethnic cleansing ,and apartheid state can not be justified ,and will not last.History is not measured by tens of years.Historically, Every time Jews decided to live in “pure Jewish land”,they ended up loosing everything. Read your own history.

        • Jewy McJew

          Pure Jewish land? I think you are highly misinformed.

          There are over a million Muslims and Christians living in Israel. On the other hand, the Arab world is 99% Jew-Free. There used to be a million Jews walking around, they are all gone.

          There is an Apartheid Prophettt, just not the one you are talking about.

  • Prophettttt

    Best valentine’s photo I have seen.

    • Jewy McJew

      If you suicide bomb enough Jews, they are going to build a wall. Go figure!

      • 5thDrawer

        I guess the walls prevent them from hurting Einstein’s feelings. :-)

        • Prophettttt

          Nice way of splitting hair and playing on words, 5th.Israelis have done more than enough to the Palestinians already. By the time Einstein died(1955),hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have been forced out of their homes, thousands more had been massacred ,and hundreds of villages had been erased from the map after all of their inhabitants been either killed or ejected . And I’m not smiling either because you have many different standards to apply, depending on who we’re talking about.

          • 5thDrawer

            Well there’s a lot playing with words, Prophet. An awful lot.
            I look at the walls as a way of keeping them in, and they create their own concentration camp. Why would you want to keep disturbing them? I’m sure that IF the Egyptian-Gazan, Jordanian, and Israeli ‘Palestinians’ were accepted as citizens elsewhere (and wanted to be), after 3 or 4 generations, they could be living comfortably without attacking the walls of historical ‘words’. People all over the world DO recognize the historical injustices – from various ages of time, both against and by what you might call ‘both sides’.
            The Jews resisted at Massada, but were beaten to oblivion there by a Roman machine that always had to prove it could win. They resisted as best they could against Hitler and Stalin, but the toll was horrendous. Given a ‘last chance stand’ in a rocky dessert, they seem to have acquired the mind-set that allowed them to cling to it after many attacks. And they now build a wall like the Warsaw Ghetto had – but at least in this ghetto they can grow their own food.
            And over time, you know that other ‘peoples’ have found they can actually live with them – in an industrious fashion rather than demonic. (Not that Lox&Bagels would temp me.)
            Time has also tempered the feelings of most … but like in ANY ‘society’ there are ‘purist idiots’ – adhering strictly to ancient (or revised) words of ancient man. Some bonk their heads on walls, and some on the ground while wearing out their knees. So yes, many ‘standards’ … but which are the right ones for a ‘humane’ existence?
            Einstein had a lot of ‘observations’ … and some were factually correct. Those based on ‘feelings’ are not always so.
            As for the ‘Apartheid’ concept … swearing to push an entire people into the sea might be construed the same way. So you now have a never-ending battle of opposite apartheidists going on – unless of course, certain people stop trying to jump the wall.
            But the biggest walls are the ones we build in hearts and heads and then push into the life-concepts of future generations … which ultimately does them no good at all.

      • Prophettttt

        As bad and evil suicide bombers are, destroying entire villages ,and committing hundreds of massacres(in the name of Judaism) is worse.Ethnic cleansing ,and apartheid state can not be justified ,and will not last.History is not measured by tens of years.

        • Jewy McJew

          Pure Jewish land? I think you are highly misinformed.

          There are over a million Muslims and Christians living in Israel. On the other hand, the Arab world is 99% Jew-Free. There used to be a million Jews walking around, they are all gone.

          There is an Apartheid Prophettt, just not the one you are talking about.