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The situation of refugees in Lebanon

Motion for a resolution | Doc. 13839 | 01 July 2015

Mr Àlex SÁEZ, Spain, SOC ; Mr Malik AZMANI, Netherlands, ALDE ; Mr Vahan BABAYAN, Armenia, EC ; Ms Nunzia CATALFO, Italy, NR ; Mr Manlio DI STEFANO, Italy, NR ; Mr Arcadio DÍAZ TEJERA, Spain, SOC ; Mr Andreas GROSS, Switzerland, SOC ; Mr Jonas GUNNARSSON, Sweden, SOC ; Mr Antonio GUTIÉRREZ, Spain, SOC ; Ms Gabriela HEINRICH, Germany, SOC ; Mr Carles JORDANA MADERO, Andorra, ALDE ; Mr Philippe MAHOUX, Belgium, SOC ; Ms Meritxell MATEU PI, Andorra, ALDE ; Ms Ana MATO, Spain, EPP/CD ; Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER, Switzerland, SOC ; Ms Ermira MEHMETI DEVAJA, ''The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'', SOC ; Ms Melita MULIĆ, Croatia, SOC ; Mr Gabino PUCHE, Spain, EPP/CD ; Ms Carmen QUINTANILLA, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Andrea RIGONI, Italy, ALDE ; Ms Soraya RODRÍGUEZ, Spain, SOC ; Mr Armen RUSTAMYAN, Armenia, SOC ; Mr Frank SCHWABE, Germany, SOC ; Mr Aleksandar SENIĆ, Serbia, SOC ; Ms Maria Edera SPADONI, Italy, NR ; Ms Tineke STRIK, Netherlands, SOC ; Mr Egidijus VAREIKIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD ; Mr Jordi XUCLÀ, Spain, ALDE ; Ms Naira ZOHRABYAN, Armenia, EC ; Mr Levon ZOURABIAN, Armenia, ALDE

The reduction of humanitarian assistance in Lebanon is affecting an extremely vulnerable population of over 900 000 refugees. Lebanon hosts more than 1.2 million refugees coming from Syria, adversely affecting the stability of this little country. The World Food Program has reduced its aid by 30%, leaving a large number of refugees in poverty. The situation is alarming and worrisome. Since 5 January the Lebanese authorities have closed their borders to 2 015 refugees from Syria fleeing from war.

The Parliamentary Assembly should study the current events in Lebanon in order to find out the real situation and propose specific measures to tackle this problem.