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MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 11/05/2014
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(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Saturday that more than 11,000 new Syrian refugees have arrived in Lebanon, bringing the total number of refugees in Lebanon to over one million.

The Commissioner said in its report that another 52,725 refugees are still waiting for registery in order to receive regular aid.

The refugees are spreading across different Lebanese cities, with 268,452 in the north, while Southern Lebanon hosts 125,084 refugees, noted the report.

On the security situation, the report that the the ongoing bombardments witnessed by some boder towns between Syria and Lebanon have forced 250 Syrian families to move to other safe areas.

Many Kuwaiti activists and humanitarian organizations such as the Red Crescent, Zakat House, Social Reform Society, and Al-Rahma International Society, among others are continuously providing aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey and Jordan.

The second donors conference held in Kuwait mid-January resulted in pledges of USD 2.4 billion to support Syrians.

 


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)




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