Hariri asks for nearly 3 bn in aid for Syrian refugees

To face emergency of a million civilian refugees in Lebanon

14 March, 15:10

    (ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, MARCH 14 - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri asked for 2.9 billion dollars in aid from international donors at the Syrian conference in Brussels on Thursday, to face the emergency caused by the presence of about a million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, said Lebanese media. Hariri emphasised the need to resolve the Syrian refugee crisis in the region by ensuring their "safe return to the mother country according to international law and accords".

    About a million Syrians have been in Lebanon since 2011.

    According to the UN, about six million Syrians have fled their home country, which officially enters its ninth year of civil war on Friday.

    The Lebanese population numbers just under four million.(ANSAmed).

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