Lebanon may need camps for flood of Syrian refugees: U.N.

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 […]

Nearly quarter million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, UNHCR

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 […]

Over 212,000 Syrian Refugees Currently in Lebanon, UNHCR

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Saturday that the number of Syrians and Palestinians who have fled  to Lebanon  from Syria  is over 212,000. “More than 212,000 Syrian refugees are now getting protection and aid from the Lebanese government,

explosion outside a mosque in Damascus Syria killed 5

An explosion outside a mosque in Syria’s capital killed five security personnel and wounded several others Friday, as fighting raged in other areas of Damascus and dozens of bodies were reported found in two neighborhoods. Syrian state television said the blast was caused by an explosives-rigged motorcycle at the Rukniyeh mosque in central Damascus.

UN concerned as number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon surges

The growing number of Syrian refugees is proving to be an increasingly heavy burden on Lebanon, a United Nations senior official said today in his meeting with the Lebanese Prime Minister, during which he also expressed concern over the security situation along Lebanon’s border with Syria.

Sharp rise in number of Syrians fleeing to Turkey

Syrians are pouring across the border to escape fighting in their battered homeland and diarrhea disease has broken out in rural areas near Damascus, U.N. aid agencies said on Friday. More than 170,000 Syrians have been registered in four neighboring countries (Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey)

Children killed in bus attack in Syria

Already devastated by weeks of constant attacks this year, the Syrian city of Homs faced new terror Sunday as pro-regime forces executed 10 young men in the dissident stronghold, opposition activists said. Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad stormed the Shammas neighborhood of Homs