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Syrian refugee lights himself on fire in east Lebanon

Syrian refugee lights himself on fire in east Lebanon

A Syrian man in his 50s set himself on fire in east Lebanon Sunday and was sent to hospital with third-degree burns, the state-run National News Agency reported. The NNA reported that deteriorating living conditions led to the incident, which occurred in the Bekaa Valley region....

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Palestinian, Syrian refugees in Lebanon camps brace for virus

Palestinian, Syrian refugees in Lebanon camps brace for virus

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinian and Syrian refugees living in overcrowded and rundown camps in Lebanon are bracing for the novel coronavirus as aid groups mobilise to help. Lebanon is home to tens of thousands of Palestinians in camps that over the decades have become bustling...

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Lebanon discriminating against refugees in virus response: HRW

Lebanon discriminating against refugees in virus response: HRW

Lebanese authorities have introduced "discriminatory restrictions" exclusively targeting Syrian refugees as part of their response to the coronavirus, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. Lebanon hosts between 1.5 and 2 million Syrians, nearly one million of whom are officially registered...

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Virus could spread faster in camps than on ships: NGO

Virus could spread faster in camps than on ships: NGO

The novel coronavirus could spread faster in overcrowded refugee and displaced persons camps than it has anywhere else so far, including on cruise ships, an aid group warned Wednesday. The International Rescue Committee said its analysis showed that COVID-19 transmission rates in some of...

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