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Lebanon bans Syrian refugees from entering the country

the neighboring conflict. Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas announced Monday ... Syria, Main headlines, Lebanon, Syria) Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas announced Monday ... for other purposes. “Any Syrian national is welcome, but not as a refugee,” Derbas said as he left ...

21/10/2014 - 11:55 - comment 0

Lebanon considers closing border with Syria to halt refugees

Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas  said Monday that Lebanon was considering closing its border ... Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas said Monday that Lebanon was considering closing its border ... the closure of the border with Syria," Derbas told reporters following a meeting of the ministerial ...

11/08/2014 - 11:10 - comment 1

Lebanese PM: No communication with Syrian government over refugees

crisis. Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas said Salam, in line with his commitment to the Baabda ... governments over the Syrian refugee crisis.Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas said Salam, in line with his ... the Syria crisis. Derbas, in comments published Monday by the local daily Al-Mustaqbal, said Bassil had ...

30/06/2014 - 12:17 - comment 0

Lebanon will only accept Syrian refugees from border areas

Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas  said Wednesday that Lebanon would only receive those refugees ... Syria, Main headlines, Lebanon, Syria) Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas said Wednesday ... under the International Convention to which we are committed,” Derbas told the Voice of Lebanon ...

04/06/2014 - 12:38 - comment 0

Lebanon informs UN of decision to curb Syrian refugees

Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas on Thursday ... Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas  Thursday said he informed the UN of Lebanon’s decision ... Syria, Main headlines, Lebanon, Syria) Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas Thursday said he ...

19/06/2014 - 15:10 - comment 0

Lebanon may establish refugee camps for Syrians, says Cabinet

certain conditions are met, Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas said Saturday. “We have agreed ... conditions are met, Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas said Saturday. ... of attack -- securing funding to set up the camps and UNHCR accepting to manage them ,” said Derbas ...

05/07/2014 - 16:00 - comment 0

Over 8,000 new Iraqi refugees in Lebanon

Iraqi refugees in Lebanon , according to Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas. “The number ... in Lebanon, according to Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas. ... for Refugees is 1,000, but I believe it is much higher, not to mention some 7,000 previous arrivals,” Derbas ...

27/08/2014 - 08:12 - comment 0

Lebanon and UN may set up Syrian refugee camps

for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas said Saturday. “We have been ... refugee camps for Syrians,” the minister told The Daily Star. Derbas said there are over 1,100 ... for security reasons. “This is one of the problems we are facing,” Derbas said. “And we still need to reach ...

11/05/2014 - 04:00 - comment 0

Lebanese officials: Thousands of unregistered refugee camps around Lebanon

Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas estimated Sunday that there were now at least 1,250 Syrian ... Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas estimated Sunday that there were now at least 1,250 Syrian refugee camps spread across ... Palestinian refugee camps. Derbas said the government had been discussing the conditions for giving ...

Editor's Choice - 01/06/2014 - 10:18 - comment 0

Lebanon finalizes new refugee policy

committee meeting chaired by Prime Minister Tammam Salam, Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas ... to the Lebanese border,” Derbas told reporters at the Grand Serail. “Second, the committee agreed to drop ... international law.” Derbas also said that the Cabinet decided to launch contacts “aimed at creating ...

02/06/2014 - 16:02 - comment 0