Number of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Exceeded 35 Thousand

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Sunday, that “the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon exceeded 35 thousand,” pointing out that some of the newcomers arriving from Damascus, Homs, Daraa and Aleppo, where there are battles between the Syrian army and armed opposition.

The Commission stated in its weekly report that “more than 35,000 Syrian refugees are currently receiving protection and assistance in Lebanon through the efforts of the Lebanese government and UN agencies and NGO partners.”

The report indicated that “it is still difficult to provide appropriate options for shelter in Lebanon with the challenge of increasing number of Syrian refugees,” pointing out that “37% of Syrian refugees in northern Lebanon are currently living with Lebanese host families in some of the poorest and most underdeveloped areas in the country.”