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Who is Hosting the most refugees?


5 facts you didn’t know about Syrian refugees in Lebanon


Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation – Wed, 21 May 2014 Author: Magda Mis and Ye Li Every fifth person in Lebanon is a Syrian refugee – the highest concentration of refugees per capita in the world. An equivalent influx to the UK would be 14 million refugees. Follow this link to find out about the 5 facts […]

Regional differences in the conditions of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

A Syrian refugee holds a baby in a refug...A Syrian refugee hold

A good paper written by Sam van Vliet and Guita Hourani. “This paper explores these variations by analyzing, first, differences among host communities and, second, by examining the dissimilarities among geographic settlements. The paper reveals that the conditions of Syrian refugees depend on the geographical areas of their settlement within Lebanon. Host-refugee relations also show a direct […]

Another victim of domestic violence


This time, it was the 24 years old Rakya Mounzer. Last week, in Bourj Barajneh, a suburb of Beirut, Rakya wanted a divorce. Instead, the pregnant young woman was shot an killed by her husband. According KAFA , a Lebanese NGO involved in the fight against domestic violence, Rakya husband was arrested . The same […]

Mother’s day in Lebanon


Today is the first day of spring and at the same time it is Mother’s day in Lebanon. In this occasion, I would like to bow in front of every mother who have lost a child during Lebanon’s civil war, their loss can’t be replaced. A salute to every mother who still doesn’t know the […]

Jacky Chamoun we stand with you


The lynching by many  started. Yesterday she was a hero and today for them she is a disgrace. Jacky Chamoun, the 22 years old girl, representing Lebanon in Sochi posted topless for “Ski Instructors” calendar 2014. So what? She is free to do what ever she wants. But in a hypocrite and chauvinist society  you […]

Lebanese Mufti issues a fatwa against civil marriage

Lebanon’s top Sunni Muslim authority, Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani issued the fatwa branding as an apostate any Muslim politician who approves civil marriage legislation. “Any Muslim with legal or executive authority in Lebanon who supports the legalisation of civil marriage is an apostate and outside the religion of Islam,” he said on the website […]

Lebanon in Danger! ACT before it is too late


Crunchy numbers

Not bad for the first year and with barely had time to write. I’ll try my best to find free time to share opinion and ideas with you. The following is from Jetpack: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the […]

The influx of Syrian and Palestinian refugees

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres after meeting Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mekati said that while the expectations were to have a total of 500,000 Syrian refugees to flee their war-torn country by the end of 2012, the current figure has in fact reached 700,000 refugees. The UN Higher Refugees Council said in its […]

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