Ramzi Musharrafieh, the Lebanese government’s Minister of Social Affairs and Tourism, warned on Tuesday that tensions are growing between Syrians displaced due to competition for job opportunities and access to public services and Lebanese host communities.
In his speech, the Minister made a speech at a dialogue session titled “Brussels Fifth Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region” Economic development and sustainable livelihoods in the region with Zoom application “During a dialogue session within the scope of” Zooming “activities: We did not stand in front of this reality, take into account the sensitivity of conflict. We tried to eradicate the Defuse tensions by applying the principle of a do not do, the damage approach in Lebanon’s response plan.
Noting that Lebanon has hosted the largest number of Syrian refugees in the world since 2011, he pointed out that this should move from humanitarian intervention to a sustainable development approach, but this did not happen. The successive crisis worsened the situation and resulted, reporting a dramatic increase in poverty.
Recalling the Food and Agriculture Organization’s warning in its latest report, it added, “An exacerbation of vulnerability and a substantial increase in needs for both Lebanese host communities and displaced Syrians could result in additional displacement among Lebanese and displaced Syrians.” “Lebanon is between countries. The threat of food insecurity.
The minister confirmed his country’s willingness to provide access to comprehensive social protection services for the most vulnerable groups, with a single approach determined by the level of vulnerability, without any discrimination on the basis of nationality. Al-Musharrafiya said, “While Lebanon has received about $ 807.8 billion since 2011 under Lebanon’s plan to respond to the crisis, the Syrian crisis has cost Lebanon about $ 46 billion,” said Al-Musharrafiya. Investing in infrastructure and agricultural projects to ensure development Economic and sustainable employment opportunities.
He also thanked the donor countries, the United Nations and the European Union for their efforts to organize this conference and called on them to “continue their support for Lebanon”.
It is noteworthy that the number of displaced Syrians in Lebanon is approximately 1.5 million and Lebanon demands that these displaced persons return to their countries in a safe and dignified manner.
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