Lebanon seeks to curtail flow of refugees
Lebanon currently hosts over 1 million refugees from Syria. (AFP/File)
Authorities are seeking to reduce the number of refugees coming into the country amid rising concerns that Lebanon has reached a breaking point, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Tuesday.
“Our plan aims to limit the entry of more Syrian refugees into Lebanon and to undertake certain procedures to determine refugee status and the country's ability to absorb them and the services that can be offered, because donations often are few and come late,” Machnouk told delegations representing different municipalities.
He said the plan was being coordinated with the European Union.