Lebanon: Hollande Promised 100 Million Euros to Deal with the Refugee Crisis

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Lebanon: Hollande promised 100 million euros to deal with the refugee crisis

The president also said France had received 1,000 refugees from Lebanon in 2015 and in 2016 and 2017, it would host a total of 3 000 additional …

The crisis of migrants was at the heart of the visit of François Hollande in Lebanon. The French president promised Saturday to Beirut € 100 million “in the next three years” to support the countries facing the crisis of Syrian refugees.

He also said France had received 1,000 refugees from Lebanon in 2015 and in 2016 and 2017, it would receive a total additional 3,000.

According to François Hollande’s entourage, it is an “acceleration” of aid to Lebanon, which hosts more than 1.1 million Syrian refugees, the equivalent of a quarter of its population. The war in Syria has more than 270 000 dead since 2011 and millions of displaced persons and refugees.

“A particularly heavy context”

Stressing the earlier “particularly heavy context” in Lebanon, Francois Hollande, said that the Mediterranean countries, “in addition to having wars on its doorstep, to have the terrorist threat, hosted and still hosts a large number of refugees. ”

On Sunday, the head of state will also visit a camp where he will meet Syrian families hoping to get asylum in France, which hosts over 10,000 Syrian refugees.

He also stated that “France will mobilize the international community,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault including preparing a meeting of “international support group in Lebanon to unite all the gifts.” The president’s entourage said that the chief diplomat will visit the 27th May in Lebanon for this purpose.

Moreover, the French head of state promised “immediate help strengthen the military capabilities of Lebanon” which include hover jihadist threats to the organization of the Islamic State, which has already claimed the attacks bloodshed in the country. Crucial support for not only without a president country for nearly two years but has not given legal since 2009.

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