More than 170,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon: UN

Source:Xinhua Published: 2012-12-29 11:18:25

The weekly report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) showed that the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has reached 170,637, among them 126,724 registered refugees and 43,913 scheduled to be registered.

The report said more than 24,000 refugees were registered in December at the registration offices in Tripoli, Beirut, the Bekaa and South Lebanon.

According to the report, 64,798 refugees are residing in northern Lebanon, 49,692 in the Bekaa, and 12,234 in Beirut and Mount Lebanon.

The report also mentioned that the UNHCR announced earlier this week the launch of its fourth appeal plan to help the Syrian refugees in the region, as it expects their number will reach 1 million by June 2013.

The agency is calling for a total aid plan worth about 1 billion US dollars, out of which Lebanon would receive 267 million dollars to help the Syrian refugees.

Lebanon proposed earlier this month a plan to help accommodating the Syrian refugees in 2013, with a total required fund of about 363 million dollars.

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