The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) Department of Refugee Affairs set up a committee to follow the affairs of Syrian refugee in Lebanon comprising representatives of the Syrian refugees camps in Lebanon.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon have been subjected to various violations and facing many problems, some of which due to racist statements by some Lebanese politicians. They are also largely denied many of their basic rights guaranteed by international laws on protection of refugees, including the right to protection, decent life, education, and medical care.
According to reports obtained by the Department, about 2,000 Syrian households in the Arsal region are not receiving UN humanitarian assistance. In addition, Syrian refugees in Lebanon are facing difficulties in receiving medical care.
With regard to education, Lebanese schools are unable to accommodate all Syrian students, while the Lebanese authorities closed all Syrian schools despite the absence of educational methods inside the refugee camps.
The Department identified a number of tasks for the committee to carry out, including the conveying of the problems faced by Syrian refugees in Lebanon to the UN officials and discuss ways to find appropriate solutions to them.
The committee was also tasked with conducting a survey of households facing difficulties in Lebanon and submitting it to the United Nations. The committee will also request a UN action to resolve the problem of movement to allow Syrian refugees with a UN-issued residency card to move freely. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)