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28 Aug 2017 description
For six years, tensions have simmered as 1.5 million Syrians poured into Lebanon, equal to around a quarter of its population and the refugees have faced waves of hostility.
19 Jul 2017 description
Amnesty urges parties to Arsal security operation "to prioritize the protection of Lebanese residents as well as Syrian refugees in the area and to refrain from using lethal force" if at all possible.
27 Jun 2017 description
report IRIN
The vast majority of refugee children attending Lebanese public schools are relegated to a "second shift," hampering both their education and integration with the local community.
06 Jun 2017 description
UNHCR said that without urgent additional funding, some 60,000 Syrian refugee families will be cut from monthly cash assistance programmes in Lebanon and Jordan as early as July.
09 May 2017 description
An estimated 10,500 Syrian refugees were ordered to leave their camp in the Bekaa Valley, which is home to more than 300,000 refugees. They have no alternative accommodation.
03 May 2017 description
WFP provides monthly life-saving food assistance to more than four million people each month inside Syria. In Lebanon, almost 700,000 Syrian refugees receive food assistance through an electronic voucher system.
03 Apr 2017 description
As hosting more than one million Syrians is straining Lebanon's limited resources, the international community must prevent 'hospitality fatigue', the Humanitarian Coordinator says.
29 Mar 2017 description
In Lebanese camps, women are creating and selling dolls that tell individual refugees' stories; the proceeds go to the people behind the stories back in Syria.
01 Feb 2017 description
report UN Population Fund
According to a UNFPA survey covering some 2,400 refugee women and girls living in Western Bekaa, more than a third of those surveyed between the ages of 20 and 24 had been married before reaching age 18.
25 Jan 2017 description
report The Guardian
When families can’t afford the basics, sending children out to work is one potentially dangerous way they try to cope. They also exhaust savings, sell any property in Syria, and fall into debt.
16 Dec 2016 description
The crisis in Syria is well into its sixth year, and Lebanon continues to host over one million Syrian refugees. Families have exhausted their limited resources, and are having to adapt to survive on the bare minimum.
06 Oct 2016 description
As the new school year kicks off in Lebanon, 158,000 Syrian children will attend classes – more than in any previous school year since the start of the crisis, although still short of targets.
29 Sep 2016 description
report World Bank
“Our objective is to make sure that these (out-of-school) kids, who have done nothing to find themselves in this abysmal situation, will not turn into a lost generation,” said Ferid Belhaj of the World Bank.
19 Sep 2016 description
Lebanon, a small country whose population hovered around four million, has gained a million and a half more residents in under four years, mostly refugees from neighbouring Syria.
01 Sep 2016 description
For the 2016/17 school year, UNRWA will provide elementary, preparatory and secondary educational services to nearly 38,000 Palestine refugee children enrolled in 67 schools.
03 Aug 2016 description
World leaders pledged to pay for hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugee children to go to school - but they have failed to deliver on their promise, a TheirWorld report shows.
29 Jul 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch
Weaknesses and a lack of coordination in the Lebanese government’s response to sex trafficking is putting women and girls at risk, Human Rights Watch said on the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
19 Jul 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch
Report documents the steps Lebanon has taken to allow Syrian children to access public schools, but also found some schools have not complied, and more support is needed for Syrians and Lebanon’s over-stretched schools.
02 Jun 2016 description
The 67 UNRWA-operated schools serve Palestine refugees in the 12 camps and 42 gatherings in Lebanon, operating in very challenging conditions to provide education to about 35,000 refugee children.
06 Apr 2016 description
Syrian refugee women and Palestinian refugee women from Syria face risks of serious human rights violations and abuses, including gender-based violence and exploitation, said Amnesty in a new report.