Monday, 25 November 2013 10:14

Syrian refugees in Lebanon ‘desperate’

International aid agency Oxfam said desperate Syrian refugee families in Lebanon are slipping further into debt and poverty, affecting their children's education and their dignity.

THE HAGUE: Syria’s over 1,000 tons of chemical weapons could be destroyed at sea if no country agrees to dispose of them on its soil, the world’s chemical watchdog said Wednesday.

Monday, 25 November 2013 10:13

UN adopts Saudi proposal on Syria aid access

UNITED NATIONS – The UN General Assembly’s human right committee approved a Saudi draft resolution demanding immediate humanitarian access to Syrians trapped in the country’s civil war.

Thursday, 21 November 2013 07:05

Thousands flee Syria fighting to Lebanon

The United Nations refugee agency and other humanitarian partners have been working with Lebanese authorities to cope with the influx of an estimated 6,000 people who have arrived from Syria in recent days.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 13:26

Syrian Refugees Sell Organs to Survive

In the shadow of the Syrian civil war, a growing number of refugees are surviving in Lebanon by illegally selling their own organs.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 06:43

New Syrian Refugees Descend on Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Refugees poured into Arsal, a Lebanese town in the Bekaa Valley near Syria, on Saturday amid reports that a battle was beginning along the mountainous border, a sign that the government was broadening its offensive against rebel strongholds.

BEIRUT  -- Thousands of Syrian refugees have poured into Lebanon over the past two days as fighting between government forces and rebels has flared near the border, a local official said Saturday.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 06:42

Fierce Syria clashes spark exodus to Lebanon

Fighting in strategic Qalamoun area forces thousands to brave harsh weather and flee across border into Lebanon.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 08:29

Echoes of Syrian war heard in Lebanon

The Syrian conflict has been sending ripples across the middle east, with Lebanon coming under an avalanche of both migration, economic problems and increased militant activity. Natalia Gumenyuk, VR correspondent in Beirut and Lebanon answered our questions.

BEIRUT -- Just inside the door of a health clinic that treats Syrian refugees, in a secluded residential neighborhood, sits a padlocked box with the United Nations logo on the side.

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