Syrian refugees in Arsal, Lebanon, suffer to provide winter requirements

تحرير أمنة رياض | ترجمة معن سلطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 11 أكتوبر، 2018 2:29:09 م خبر إغاثي وإنساني لاجئون

Turkey - SMART

The Syrian refugees in the Lebanese Arsal area face difficulties in providing the necessary requirements as winter approaches, with a lack of resources to mend worn out tents.

On Thursday, a local source that preferred to remain anonymous told SMART that 20 percent of more than 12,000 tents distributed in 135 refugee camps in Arsal are worn out.

The source said that humanitarian organizations do not provide tent cloth, wood pillars, or equipment necessary to enforce the tents against water and snow leakage. The refugees cannot afford to buy this equipment due to the poor financial conditions most of them live in.

The source added that the refugee families fear that heating fuel will not be available this year, especially after the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) cut off the aid to thousands of families from the aid it used to provide for them; the refugees considered this measure as a means to pressure them to return to Syria.

The source also said that several organizations, such as the Qatari Red Crescent and the Sawa’id al-Khayr Organization, significantly reduced their aid to the Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Earlier, the UNHCR called for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the neighboring countries to voluntarily return to Syria.

The Lebanese authorities arrest Syrian refugees on different charges, as the refugees suffer in poor humanitarian conditions and face pressure by the Lebanese government and General Security to return to Syria. The UNHCR estimates the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon to be about 1.1 million people.

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