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article imageLebanon and the World Bank working to set up refugee fund

By Paul Iddon     Jul 15, 2013 in World
The World Bank is working in unison with Lebanon to establish a fund that will bring aid to more than half a million Syrians who are currently refugees in Lebanon.
Israel National News and The Daily Star Lebanon report that the Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced this effort on Monday when he said that, "We are currently working in coordination with the World Bank to set up a fund to manage the aid coming from countries and donors to the Lebanese government and international organizations."
As of writing the Lebanese government has not received any financial aid from nations that have pledged to aid its efforts in housing and aiding the refugees who have fled from the dire situation in neighboring Syria.
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees had issued figures just last week which indicates that more than 600,000 Syrian refugees have left their country and sought shelter in Lebanon.
Lebanese state and international humanitarian organizations are already struggling to provide these refugees with basic necessities like food and shelter.
Lebanon has over the course of the past few months continually voiced its concerns, and continues to do so, about the insufficient resources it has at hand to deal with the ever greater and direr humanitarian crisis in the country. It is particularly angered about the lack of aid and assistance it has received from donor nations who they expect to give them a helping hand when it comes to coping and dealing with the crisis at hand.
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