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LEBANON: Syrian Refugees Face Storms With Cardboard

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Severe storms that saw heavy snowfall and flooding across much of the country have compounded the refugees' already dire situation

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 4:12 pm

Christeen A (368)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 6:35 pm
This is terrible.

Carol H (229)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:39 am
sadly noted

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 5:46 am
Is so horrible how some people must try to survive. Where is the UN? Can they not at least offer these people tents that would hold out the rain? Perhaps give them come cots to sleep on off the ground and some food. The Governments of the world seem to be able to find money to launch more missiles but can't help starving children and people who need a basic shelter from the elements.

Does Lebanon not have any vacant buildings that could be converted into a shelter? I suppose it's like the USA we have all sorts of empty buildings due to the mortgage scams while we have homeless in every town and city. As a human race we are very inhumane.

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 2:56 pm
There are several NGOs that are helping the Syrian refugees. If you can., donate.

. (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 3:35 pm
Where is the UN? Where has the UN been for 50 years?
Again, another example of Muslims not helping other Muslims.. This has been their position forever. They will yell , and scream over the injustices supposedly brought onto them, but they will get no support from the countries who are in a position to help them.
Arab mentality just boggles the mind.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 1:08 am

Joyce Shulman (2)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 6:47 am
I must say, first of all, that I disagree with Allan, "Arab mentality", "Jewish mentality", "Christian mentality"-every group of people is the same-individuals are different. The only mind-boggling" truth is that an entire RACE (the human) is incapable of real love for every living being. I find this, and only this, REALLY "mind-boggling".

Alexander Werner (53)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 7:40 am

Mentality of different groups of people is different. Jews helped 800,000 Jews expelled from Arab states. Germans took in over a 1,000,000 Germans expelled from post-war Europe. Serbians helped 250,000 Serbs expelled from Kosovo. This list could go for tens of more ethnic groups.

Arab nation tends to ignore suffering of their own, and tries to push the whole thing on UN, US, Canada, Europe - but not on Saudis, Bahrain or Qatar, all rich enough to take care of the issues.

Stan's statement is correct, we are used as suckers here. WIth $4/gallon of gas, I will expect Saudis to donate their money first.

Friday January 18, 2013, 5:00 am
In most of these wars it seems that it is the civilians who often suffer while the get into heated rhetoric for years. The weapon manufacteres in my opinion have civilians in mind when they make these dreadful weapons that maim, injure, and killl creating millions of refugees who only want to get on with their daily lives.

Our own government with a an annual military budget of $1 trillion dollars make sure all sides are armed in these conflicts. When the time is right some pretext is used and arms are given to power elements who can't wait to demonstrate their skill in killing and destroying whole communities.

Who decides which country and communities are to be desimated? is it the people or is it those with military budgets the dwarfs the next ten countries combined? The next country in military expenditure is chine at $141 billion. Russia at $71 billion, we supply Israel with $3 billion a year. It takes some fourteen countries or more to match the US annual military budget. Nobobdy but the US runs this current military circus presently going on in Syria.

Bob, you need to stick to the policy of individual countries instead of singling out groups. It sounds very racist to point out Arabs doing this, Jews doing this, German, etc,. The majority of the people in countries mean to do well but they are usually powerless in the face of dictatorial and oppressive governments.
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