US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday the death toll in Syria may have reached 90,000, citing figures given to him by his Saudi counterpart Prince Saud al-Faisal. “I had occasion … to speak this morning with the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia.
The Lebanese have been bitterly divided over the civil war in Syria since it started two years ago, but now they worry that the fighting next door will spread into their own country, upsetting its fragile ethnic and religious balance.
Lebanon should consider setting up transit centers to absorb the waves of refugees fleeing neighboring Syria and may have to establish formal refugee camps if the influx continues, a United Nations refugee official said. The tiny and fragile Mediterranean state already hosts 260,000 refugees – equivalent to 6.5 percent of its population – and has […]
BEIRUT, Lebanon – Intense fighting between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters continued Friday around Damascus, the capital, and U.N. officials said about 5,000 people were now fleeing the country daily.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced in its weekly report that the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has now exceeded 242,000 The report added that only about 165,000 refugees are registered with the refugee agency, while the others are still waiting to conclude the registration process. “The number of refugees in Lebanon […]
US Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly met on Thursday with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman and Prime Minister Najib Mikati to discuss the bilateral relations and assistance for refugees as well as the political and security situation in Lebanon and regional events .
US President Barack Obama released a video statement to the Syrian people attesting to the U.S. commitment to their humanitarian needs amid fresh reports of civilian killings by the Assad regime. The three-minute video with Arabic subtitles was circulated today by the White House in connection with a U.S. announcement of $155 mill
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates pledged $300 million each to help fund humanitarian efforts for millions of Syrians affected by nearly two years of conflict. In his opening speech at the aid donor conference, Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah said that “horrifying reports” of violence had raised
Beirut , Lebanon- Syrians left homeless or hungry by the country’s civil war face a massive shortfall in humanitarian aid as the United Nations struggles to raise money and the flight of refugees to neighbouring countries intensifies.
The number of Syrians fleeing to a Jordanian desert in the dead of the night continues to skyrocket as officials warn of dwindling resources and a prolonged humanitarian crisis. About 3,280 Syrians crossed into the Zaatari refugee camp overnight Thursday,