Under the title ” WINTER AND SYRIAN REFUGEES IN LEBANON – A recurring crisis and a modest response”
The Syrian Civic Platform issued a call highlighting the situation in the Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon and the urgent humanitarian needs with The first winter storms starts, with no effective response to their situation and needs.
Where Mrs. Hana from Akkar Camps says, “The UNHCR did not answer the phone numbers that it previously distributed to us as emergency response numbers. Our tents were flooded with rain water and sewage water, and we left the camp for two days to try to move to our nearest neighbour. UNHCR staff arrived two days after the tents sank, and their answer was that your tents do not need any help. Many ad hoc homes collapsed on their residents due to the strong winds but their inhabitants miraculously escaped.”
And the SCP in its appeal, identified the camps that were affected by the storms and the needs of refugees, SCP calls on those concerned with refugee affairs in Lebanon from international and local bodies, municipalities, and civil society activists, to unite and intensify efforts to save the camps and refugees there, and to provide them with an immediate response in cooperation with the security services.