Minister for International Development Cooperation visits Lebanon and Syrian border
On 27-28 November, Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson is visiting Lebanon and refugee camps close to the Syrian border to monitor the humanitarian needs that have arisen as a consequence of the conflict in Syria.
Lebanon is one of the countries that has clearly been affected by the conflict and has received more than 100 000 Syrian refugees. Sweden is one of the largest humanitarian aid donors to Syria and its neighbouring countries. This year, it has donated SEK 246 million, of which a significant portion has gone to Lebanon.
Apart from the visit to the area that has received large influxes of Syrian refugees, Ms Carlsson will also meet Prime Minister Mikati and representatives of the UN and international relief organisations. She will also visit Palestine refugee camps together with the the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
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