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Refugees Struggle in Ruined Camp

World  (tags: Refugees&Relief, world, politics, middle-east, Syrian conflict, Lebanon, news, ethics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights )

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As the Syrian war intensifies sectarian clashes in Lebanon's northern coastal city Tripoli, Palestinians in the area worriedly watch the violence from the sidelines.

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AWAY AWHILE Cal M (1067)
Sunday December 15, 2013, 9:15 am
I have a feeling that htis article will attract all sorts of interesting andpointed comments.

Fro me , the most interesting point was that "Palestinians in Lebanon are legally banned from owning property and from work in about 70 professions. Although the labour law was recently revised, very little has changed on the ground, forcing the impoverished population to compete with the influx of Syrian refugees over manual work for meagre wages."

And some say that Israel is the cause of the misery of Palestinians in Lebanon--doesn't sound that way to me! Looks like Lebanon isdoing a fine job of doing that for many many years now.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 15, 2013, 9:34 am
These people need help to repair this camp and eventually their lives and their community.

cecily w (0)
Sunday December 15, 2013, 8:00 pm
There were more than 406,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon in 2006. ("More" is stated because they may are not all registered with the UN group.) In addition to the restrictions listed in the article, refugee children are not permitted to attend Lebanon's public schools. This situation has persisted since 1948.

There is no valid excuse for segregating an entire refugee group for 65 years, still perhaps the UN Family Planning
agency could also help.The Total Fertility Rate of the Palestinian refugee community(ies) in Lebanon is 3.0 (too high); whereas the Total Fertility Rate for Lebanon is 1.9.

Marie W (67)
Sunday December 15, 2013, 9:25 pm
None of the Middle Eastern States and even Egypt like so called Palestinians. They are pariah in all these nations. Wonder why?

Past Member (0)
Monday December 16, 2013, 2:04 am
The issue of the Palestinians and their acceptance into other Arab nations has been ongoing since 1947a few years back the Palestinians were ejected from Lebanon because they tried to use armed force to set up a state within a state as they tried to do in Jordan where King Hussein was force to unleash the Arab Legion against them and expelled them from the country.The Arab nations do not assimilate them into the local population because they want them to go home.Unfortunately the Palestinians have cause havoc in every country which has accepted them as refugees.

Alexandra G (250)
Monday December 16, 2013, 2:44 am
these people need help

. (0)
Monday December 16, 2013, 6:37 am
This makes me so angry! Those poor refugees have nothing and no one is helping them. Someone needs to help them. The Palestinians shouldn't just watch, they should jump in and help. Thanks for sharing, Cal.

Winn Adams (179)
Monday December 16, 2013, 7:11 am
these people need help.

Lynn Pascente (141)
Monday December 16, 2013, 9:13 am
No human beings should have to live like this!. Horrible!
Thank you Cal

John Y (82)
Monday December 16, 2013, 9:26 am
Thanks Cal

June Bostock (50)
Monday December 16, 2013, 10:04 am
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