Syrian refugees’ precarious living conditions in Lebanon threaten the community’s security
- A recent fire that destroyed homes, shops, and community facilities in a Syrian refugee camp outside of al-Marj highlights the insecurity refugees face.
- Because there are no formal refugee camps in Lebanon, Syrians are required to pay rent for accommodations, including those in the poorly constructed camps.
- In addition, refugees face an increasingly unfriendly immigration system that requires declaration of intention at the border and forbids employment while levying fees and restricting access to social services.
“I used to work here as a baker, but now everything is gone – our shop, our salary, our papers. … We left Syria for this?”
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