Around 94,000 displaced Syrians are currently receiving protection and assistance in Lebanon through the efforts made by the Lebanese government, in addition to the UN and non-governmental groups, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) weekly report.
The report added that out of the aforementioned number of displaced Syrians, 64,836 people are registered with the refugee agency, while 30,000 other individuals have contacted the UNHCR for registration.
Also the report said that more than 4,000 displaced Syrian were registered this week at the UNHCR’s offices in North Lebanon’s Tripoli, the Beqaa town of Arsal and Beirut.
The UNHCR added that most of the Syrians who were registered this week entered Lebanon “via unofficial border crossings,” since the official ones located near the Syrian town of Jousiyeh have been closed for three months.
Currently, 35,474 Syrians are present in North Lebanon; 27,320 in the Beqaa Valley and 1797 people in Beirut, according to the report.
Most of the displaced Syrians hail from Homs, Hama, Idlib, Aleppo and Damascus, the report added.
Violence in Syria has killed at least 33,082 people, most of them civilians, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group.
The Lebanese political scene is split between March 14 supporters of the Syrian opposition and the March 8 backers of the Syrian regime.