The Minister of Social Affairs and Tourism in the Transitional Government of Lebanon, Ramzi Musharrafieh, warned today, Tuesday, of escalating tensions between displaced Syrians and Lebanese host communities, due to competition for employment opportunities and access to public services.
In a speech during the dialogue under the activities of the Fifth Conference in Support of the Future of Syria and the Region in Brussels, entitled “Economic Development and Sustainable Living Conditions in the Region, Using Zoom”, the Minister said in a speech during the dialogue session under the “Zoom” activity: We did not stand idly by in the face of this reality, we tried to remove the Tensions Relief, applying the principle of taking into account the sensitivity to conflicts and adopting a non-non-approach to harm in Lebanon’s responsible plan.
He pointed out that, “since 2011, Lebanon has hosted the largest number of Syrian refugees in the world, emphasizing that” it should have switched from a humanitarian response to a sustainable development approach, but this did not happen due to the successive crisis, which worsened the situation. has resulted in and recorded a dramatic increase in poverty.
He added, “Deteriorating vulnerabilities and vulnerabilities for both host Lebanese and displaced Syrian communities, and a significant increase in needs, could lead to further displacement among Lebanese and displaced Syrians,” recalling the Food and Agriculture Organization’s warning in its latest report that “Lebanon is among countries.E endangered food insecurity.
The Minister reaffirmed his country’s readiness to provide the most vulnerable groups with comprehensive social protection services, through a single approach, determined on the basis of the level of vulnerability, without any discrimination on the basis of nationality. Al-Musharrafiya said that “since 2011, Lebanon has received about $ 807.8 billion in funding under the Lebanese Crisis Response Plan, while the Syrian crisis has cost Lebanon about $ 46 billion, urging donors to” increase investment in infrastructure and agriculture. projects to achieve development. Economic and sustainable employment opportunities.
He also thanked donor countries, the United Nations and the European Union for their efforts to organize the conference, urging them to “continue to support Lebanon”.
Significantly, the number of displaced Syrians in Lebanon is about 1.5 million, and Lebanon demands the return of these displaced to its country, a safe and dignified return.
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