» 07/24/2012, 00.00
SYRIA - LEBANON
Caritas Lebanon: influx of desperate Syrian refugees
Over 47 thousand people are living in makeshift camps and tents, where there is a high risk of epidemics. Their conditions are terrible. To date, the Lebanese government will not grant permission for a refugee camp.
09/11/2012 VATICAN - SYRIA
Card. Sarah "a father" for Syrian refugees, Christians and Muslims
The President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum yesterday visited the refugee camps in the Bekaa Valley. Fr. Simon Faddoul president of Caritas Lebanon tells AsiaNews about the emotion of refugees, mostly Muslims. A mother with a child of four months asked the cardinal to take the child to save him from this terrible situation. In tent cities water, electricity, food is lacking. An appeal to Westerners to open their "eyes, ears and hearts to the suffering of the Syrian brothers."
27/11/2013 SYRIA - LEBANON
In Lebanon, more than 800,000 Syrian refugees living in the open or shacks
By the end of December, at least 3 million Syrians will have found refuge in neighbouring countries. For the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, the situation is likely to get worse with the arrival of winter. In Lebanon, most refugees live in 960 makeshift camps. The most serious situation is in the Bekaa Valley. About half of the 800,000 refugees are under 17. Cor Unum, Caritas Lebanon and Rome's Bambin Gesù Hospital for Children launch a health mission for Syrian refugee children.
23/09/2016 19:07:00 LEBANON – SYRIA
Caritas: as poverty creates tensions between the Lebanese and Syrian refugees, there is risk of conflict
Caritas Lebanon director Fr Paul Karam warns of great potential "social conflict" between locals and refugees. He will talk to Pope Francis about the “tragic situation”. The local Church is involved in mediation and tensions reduction. Those “who make weapons also run the war and manoeuvre it to make it go on”
01/07/2016 15:22:00 LEBANON – SYRIA
Caritas Lebanon coping with refugees amid acceptance and fundamentalism
For Fr Paul Karam, Lebanon’s religious and cultural ethnic mosaic is at risk. Region-wide plans and international efforts are needed. Fundamentalism is fuelled by deteriorating conditions in refuge facilities.
16/12/2013 SYRIA - LEBANON
For Caritas Lebanon, "thousands of Syrian refugees could die from the cold and the snow"
The refugee situation in the Bekaa Valley (eastern Lebanon) is "terrible, said Mgr Simon Faddoul, president of Caritas Lebanon. In addition to cold and hunger, people could die from fires caused by makeshift stoves. Yesterday, a one-year-old child died in a fire in a refugee camp in southern Lebanon. Caritas calls on people to remember at Christmas Syria's more than 1.3 million war refugees.
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