» 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 GesĂą Hospital for Children launch a health mission for Syrian refugee children.
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.
17/01/2013 SYRIA - LEBANON
Caritas Lebanon: Help us save refugees from Syria
Fr. Simon Faddoul describes a dramatic and painful situation for over 400 thousand refugees. The snow and floods have destroyed tents and shacks. Thousands of people do not even have shoes to walk in the mud. Caritas and other organizations need resources to face this emergency. The appeal of Caritas President: "Your help is needed. Even a small contribution can help alleviate the suffering of many refugees."
04/04/2013 SYRIA - LEBANON
In Syria, some 300,000 Christian refugees also fleeing from UN camps
In Syria, Christians are neutral and do not want to be used for photo ops. The United Nations, however, automatically registers them as members of the opposition. The head of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) appeals on behalf of 1,200 families currently helped only by the Church and generous families.
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