Freitag, 23.09.2022 / 23:12 Uhr

Syrische Flüchtlinge im Libanon: Elend, Perspektivlosigkeit und Tod

Thomas von der Osten-Sacken

Syrische Flüchtlinge im Libanon, Bildquelle:  Pekka Tiainen, EU/ECHO

Zwei Meldungen über die Lage syrischer Flüchtlinge im Libanon, die außerdem jeden Tag fürchten müssen, in ihr Heimatland zurück geschoben zu werden:

Die Erste:

At least 71 people have drowned after the migrant boat they boarded in Lebanon sank off Syria’s coast, the deadliest such shipwreck from Lebanon in recent years.

The country, which has been mired since 2019 in a financial crisis the World Bank has described as one of the worst in modern times, has become a launchpad for migration, with its own citizens joining Syrian and Palestinian refugees clamouring to leave the country.

Die Zweite:

Nine out of 10 Syrian refugee families in Lebanon are living in extreme poverty amid "compounded crises" in the country, a United Nations report says, highlighting the worsening humanitarian situation, increasing food prices and the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a report released on Friday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme and the Children's Fund (Unicef) warned that 89 percent of Syrian refugee families in Lebanon are struggling to fulfil their most basic needs, compared with 55 percent the year before.