12 May 2015
The World Bank has pledged $20 million to help Lebanon with the massive influx of Syrian refugees, as MP Ibrahim Kanaan said, on Monday.
And after a meeting between Lebanese lawmakers and representatives of the World Bank, which was focusing on methods of cooperation to respond to the conflict in Lebanon, which stopped accepting refugees last year, Kanaan mentioned that the grant will be delivered within one month.
Lebanon hosts more than one million refugees who fled Syria after the outbreak of the crisis in March 2011.
Beirut has appealed to donor states for help with the refugee crisis, which has placed immense pressure on its infrastructure.
Kanaan opened the meeting by saying that 55 percent of Lebanon’s residents were either Syrian or Palestinian refugees.
And in addition to that he called for an “urgent program” that would relocate Syrian refugees to safe zones within Syria!