Syrian refugee crisis surges in Lebanon, region

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon — Most of the 12,000 or so Syrians who sought sanctuary in this little Lebanese town seeped rather than swarmed across the border — a family here, another there — taking shelter where they could, in abandoned buildings or on plots of wasteland, until one day the community woke up and realized […]

Life in Lebanon “horrible” for Palestinians fleeing Syria: U.N.

Palestinians who fled Syria’s war to neighboring Lebanon are living up to 20 in a room with no water, fresh air or electricity, the head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said on Tuesday. Donors needed to do more to help at least 20,000 Palestinians who have already come in and more than 200 […]

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,

Over 100 palestinian families fled syria to 2 Lebanon camps

Over 100 Palestinian refugee families fled from the Yarmouk palestinian camp in Damascus to Lebanon and are being housed at 2 camps in north Lebanon : The Baddawi and Nahr al bared Palestinian refugee camps, National News Agency reported on Wednesday. “60 % are housed at the Baddawi camp and 40 % at the Nahr […]

Abbas at UN accuses Israel of ‘ethnic cleansing’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of ethnic cleansing Thursday for building settlements in east Jerusalem. “It is a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people via the demolition of their homes,” Abbas said in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly.

Syrian army jets, helicopters batter Aleppo: report

Beirut, Lebanon- Syrian regime forces on Friday used fighter jets and helicopter gunships to pound the city and province of Aleppo, where fierce clashes raged around a military airport, monitors said. Fighter jets bombarded the rebel-held towns of Al-Bab and Marea near Aleppo city, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,

Angelina Jolie ‘Moved’ by Lebanese Hosting Syrian Refugees

Film star and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie said on Wednesday she was moved at how Lebanese families were opening their homes to Syria refugees, after Beirut ruled out setting up camps for them.

2 bombs hit army compounds in Aleppo

Two bombs exploded simultaneously on Sunday night next to Syrian army compounds in the northern city of Aleppo, killing and wounding scores of President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, residents and opposition activists said. The bombs targeted makeshift barracks and the military police headquarters, situated in two adjacent sealed off districts in the centre

Syrian troops storm Damascus refugee area, chase rebels

Beirut , Lebanon- Syrian government troops stormed an area of Damascus populated by Palestinian refugees on Saturday after a four-day artillery assault on the southern suburb where rebels have been sheltering, opposition activists said. President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have largely preferred to use air power and artillery to hit areas where rebels are dug in,

Refugees fleeing Syria straining resources in Lebanon,Jordan

Palestinian refugees who have fled the violence in Syria now feel unwanted and abandoned in neighboring Lebanon and Jordan. The United Nations agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) said at least 5,000 Palestinians from Syria have been registered in refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan since