The issue of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is a pressing issue for the economy and public institutions that provide services. Furthermore, the presence of more than one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon causes apprehensions among Europeans about these refugees on whether they may end up in Europe either through coercion or illegally. Therefore, the international community and especially the European Union are concerned about this issue in terms of providing financial aid or coordinating with the Lebanese state which receives 40% directly from international financial aid allocated for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, according to UNHCR’s MENA region spokesperson Rula Amin.
Bassil and the UNHCR
The issue of Syrian refugees in Lebanon remains a tool that some members of the government exploit to hide their inability to meet the people's demandsAli Al-Amin