Lebanon-Refugee Camp/Challenges

Syrian refugees in Lebanon face more challenges for upcoming harsh winter

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Bekaa Valley, Lebanon - Recent (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Refugee camp
2. Clothes hanging on clothesline
3. Various of people at refugee camp
4. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Omar Al Messarawi, refugee camp director (starting with shot 3):
"The consumption prices increased a lot. Many families didn't receive enough aid from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and they have to rely on debts for living. But since the economic situation worsened in Lebanon, even borrowing became impossible. Many families have to live on tea and flatbread. The situation is awful."
5. Various of man putting up tent
6. Fire
7. Clothes hanging on clothesline
8. Various of people at refugee camp
9. Water storage tank
10. Water boiling on stove
11. People at refugee camp

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Recent unrest and rising prices in Lebanon have made life even harder for Syrian refugees in Lebanon this winter, as hundreds of thousands of them are in desperate need for assistance to be protected from cold, rain and snow.

Located in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, the Abu Fares refugee camp is currently hosting 175 families with its 135 tents. Omar Al Messarawi, director of the camp, said the current situation in Lebanon worsens refugees' conditions for lack of income and aid.

"The consumption prices increased a lot. Many families didn't receive enough aid from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and they have to rely on debts for living. But since the economic situation worsened in Lebanon, even borrowing became impossible. Many families have to live on tea and flatbread. The situation is awful," he said.

A sudden deterioration in Lebanon's economic situation started a few months ago led to an sharp increase in the prices of vegetables and fruits in shops in refugee camps, Omar Al Messarawi said, adding that the shops have already stopped issuing debts for refugee families.

Entering the winter season, families living in the camp also need to pay extra for wood and fuel to keep warm.

Under the current economic situation, the upcoming winter will be more difficult for refugees to get through than ever, he said.

The total number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon had reached 929,000 as of July 2019, according to data provided by UNHCR. Although the number has dropped from the previous year, families in the camps are still looking forward to chances to return home.

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  • ID : 8128777
  • Published : 2019-12-02 18:26
  • Last Modified : 2019-12-03 15:51:18
  • Location : Lebanon
  • Category : society
  • Duration : 2'37
  • Audio Language : Arabic/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 1
  • ID : 8128777
  • Published : 2019-12-03 15:49
  • Last Modified : 2019-12-03 15:51:18
  • Location : لبنان
  • Category : society
  • Duration : 2'37
  • Audio Language : العربية/الصوت الطبيعي
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 1

Lebanon-Refugee Camp/Challenges

Syrian refugees in Lebanon face more challenges for upcoming harsh winter

Dateline : Recent

Location : Lebanon

Duration : 2'37

  • English
  • العربية


Bekaa Valley, Lebanon - Recent (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Refugee camp
2. Clothes hanging on clothesline
3. Various of people at refugee camp
4. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Omar Al Messarawi, refugee camp director (starting with shot 3):
"The consumption prices increased a lot. Many families didn't receive enough aid from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and they have to rely on debts for living. But since the economic situation worsened in Lebanon, even borrowing became impossible. Many families have to live on tea and flatbread. The situation is awful."
5. Various of man putting up tent
6. Fire
7. Clothes hanging on clothesline
8. Various of people at refugee camp
9. Water storage tank
10. Water boiling on stove
11. People at refugee camp


Recent unrest and rising prices in Lebanon have made life even harder for Syrian refugees in Lebanon this winter, as hundreds of thousands of them are in desperate need for assistance to be protected from cold, rain and snow.

Located in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, the Abu Fares refugee camp is currently hosting 175 families with its 135 tents. Omar Al Messarawi, director of the camp, said the current situation in Lebanon worsens refugees' conditions for lack of income and aid.

"The consumption prices increased a lot. Many families didn't receive enough aid from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and they have to rely on debts for living. But since the economic situation worsened in Lebanon, even borrowing became impossible. Many families have to live on tea and flatbread. The situation is awful," he said.

A sudden deterioration in Lebanon's economic situation started a few months ago led to an sharp increase in the prices of vegetables and fruits in shops in refugee camps, Omar Al Messarawi said, adding that the shops have already stopped issuing debts for refugee families.

Entering the winter season, families living in the camp also need to pay extra for wood and fuel to keep warm.

Under the current economic situation, the upcoming winter will be more difficult for refugees to get through than ever, he said.

The total number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon had reached 929,000 as of July 2019, according to data provided by UNHCR. Although the number has dropped from the previous year, families in the camps are still looking forward to chances to return home.

ID : 8128777

Published : 2019-12-02 18:26

Last Modified : 2019-12-03 15:51:18

Source : China Central Television (CCTV)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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