The coordinator of the Office of Refugee Affairs in the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Salim Idris, presented a report to the political committee on Monday. The report addressed the conditions of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, with a particular focus on the suffering of Syrian detainees in Lebanese prisons.
According to the report, the Lebanese security services continue to intensify campaigns of arrest and deportation against refugees, despite the objection of 20 Lebanese and international organizations to these practices. Furthermore, it highlighted that the Lebanese government has obstructed the financial aid program for Syrian refugees, led by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
In addition, the report discussed the recent exodus of civilians from the town of Jisr al-Shughour and its surroundings. These civilians were fleeing the escalating Russian air strikes, which targeted several areas in northwestern Syria and resulted in the deaths of over 11 civilians and injuries to 34 others.
Moreover, the report touched on the conditions of the al-Rukban refugee camp. It highlighted how aid has recently been delivered to the camp by the Syrian Emergency Task Force, emphasizing that the Task Force was the first organization to provide direct assistance in light of the international community’s failure to respond to the appeals of the camp residents.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)