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Conditions of Syrian Refugees During Winter ‘Disastrous’

Lebanese Social Affairs Minister Wael Abou Faour expressed fear on Wednesday over the “disastrous” conditions of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon amid the winter storm hitting the country, al-Akhbar reported.

“We are incapable, the ministry is working through international associations to aid the refugees,” Abou Faour said in an interview, adding that “frosting will take the lives of people and the state can do nothing about it. All we can do is lessen the catastrophe and not confront it.”

The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR spokeswomen Lisa Abou Khaled told Naharnet there were concerns for thousands of people living in more than 200 camps in central and north Lebanon.

“We are worried, because it is really cold in the Bekaa region, and we’re extremely worried about the refugees living in makeshift shelters, because many are really substandard,” she said.

Close to a million Syrian refugees are registered in Lebanon, although the real number is thought to be higher. They live in shelters made of plastic sheeting nailed to wooden frames, or are squatters in unfinished buildings with limited protection from the elements.

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3 Responses to “Conditions of Syrian Refugees During Winter ‘Disastrous’”

  1. The question now is how long will it take to remove ALL the chemical weapons in Syria? So far it has gone fairly well and that’s good, but will it last? Another important question is that while we try to do that will some other event in the middle east trigger a bigger war before the chemical weapons are removed? It is odd as well that no one is asking about the Syrian biological weapons program. Also linked to the Syrian war is Iran. The agreement with Iran makes it clear that Iran will continue to enrich uranium, and I doubt that Israel can actually take such a big chance. With all of this volatility if anything should go wrong the war written about in Isaiah 17 may take place. Many will die on both sides and Damascus Syria would be destroyed. I believe the movement for a 1 world government would then kick into high gear. We all know about the pressure for a 1 world currency and for world peace; now the Pope is even a proponent for a new economic system. A new world order is just a matter of time. In July of 2012 I wrote a small booklet that talks about some of what the Bible says will happen in the end times as well as what will happen during the period known as the seven (360 day) year tribulation and other soon to take place events. I don’t accept donations and it’s free. It’s about 6 or 7 pages, so it’s a short read. I encourage you to have a look: http://www.booksie.com/religion_and_spirituality/book/richard_b_barnes/after-the-rapture-whats-next

  2. Ben II says:

    will the lefty’s send their “flotillas” there? I doubt it! those hypocrites.

  3. Yechiel Baum says:

    let them move into the white house and kremlin

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