The Syrian Coalition continues with the efforts to keep open channels of coordination and communication with the Syrian refugees in Lebanon and to follow their situation closely. As part of these efforts, the Coalition’s political committee held teleconference with civic groups in the Syrian refugees’ camp in and around the Lebanese town of Arsal to discuss the latest developments in the camps and ways to meet the needs of the Syrian refugees in the border area.
Activist Khaled Raad said that they had formed a temporary committee to coordinate with the Lebanese government as well as local and international humanitarian organizations to tackle the issues and problems facing Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
Activist Ziad Al-Waw said that they are working hard to improve the lives of refugees in refugee camps in Lebanon and to find radical solutions to their problems and meet their daily needs, especially in the town of Arsal.
The Activists called on the Syrian Coalition to set up an official committee tasked with consulting with the Lebanese government which they said is ready to deal with the Syrian opposition, particularly the Coalition.
Member of the political committee Hadi Bahra said that the Coalition will seek to reach political agreements that guarantee the refugees’ right to safely return to their country as well as to find logical solutions to the problems facing them, especially with regards to legal issues such as the procurement of official documents. He also said the agreement would be aimed at improving the situation of Syrian civilians.
Acting on suggestions put forward during the teleconference, the Coalition decided to set up an official committee to work according to a unified vision and adjusts the discourse of the opposition, Bahra said. He added that committee would be tasked with conducting a study to establish safe areas in the western Qalamoun area or near the Zabadani area, noting that the Coalition will communicate with the Lebanese government to this end. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)