Lebanon incurred $16 billion in losses as a result of the Syrian Refugee crisis


SYRIAN REFUGEESPrime Minister Tammam Salam chaired  a meeting  on Thursday of the committee in charge of  the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, reported al-Joumhouria newspaper on Friday.

Sources revealed to  the daily that Lebanon has incurred in the past 12 months  $16 billion  in losses as a result of the  Syrian refugee crisis.

The losses rose from $7 billion in 2014 to 16 billion in 2015.

Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq, Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas, and Labor Minister Sejaan Qazzi  attended the meeting.

The committee revealed that Lebanon has only received some 975 million dollars in aid from 2.4 billion pledged to the country from the second Kuwait donors conference held earlier this year to help it cope with the burden of refugees.

The gatherers noted that the dangers against Lebanon from the Syrian crisis have increased in recent months, most notably because “the international community has lost interest in the issue, leaving it up to the poor countries neighboring Syria to deal with it.”

Lebanon, a country of about 4 million people   is hosting  over 1.5 million Syrian refugees in addition to another 500, 000 Palestinian  refugees

The Kuwait donors conference was held earlier this year, with pledges up to 3.8 billion dollars being made to help countries that are supporting the refugees.

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4 responses to “Lebanon incurred $16 billion in losses as a result of the Syrian Refugee crisis”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    AND the Lebanese got nothing from it at all … except being out of work, and slowly starved faster than normal.
    Someone SHOULD have Translated to the ‘Eastern Minds’ that a ‘Pledge’ usually means actually coming up with the money – and rather sooner than later. It’s not supposed to be one of those Taqqiya things punted out just for ‘Talking Points’. Pledging MUCH more than the Bad ol’ USA becomes a deflated bit of Pompous Assholery when the US actually delivers MORE … although it can’t do it all either.
    By the way … How much was spent on weaponry in the same time period? Or even on Captagon?

    1. Michaelinlondon1234 Avatar

      It is a fantasy story designed to stir up things.

    2. Lol your racist “western mind” shines through yet again! WHITE POWER!

    3. “slowly starved faster than normal.”


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