Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Surpasses One Million

Syrian Refugees, Lebanon and the United Nations


Author: James E. Buchanan III

CEO/Information Architect
www.truthislight.com

There is a current, mass exodus of tired, torn, ragged, hungry and extremely weary Syrian refugee souls leaving the hot-bed of Syria; which is yet heavily embroiled within the gruesome reality of civil war, the stench of death, hellish destruction and political power-jockeying. 

The wars and rumors of wars, in Syria, that these innocent people are escaping seem to be just the beginning of sorrows for them; as they earnestly seek asylum in Beirut, Lebanon; a country also treading deep water in its own economic, political and civil turmoil as well. 

Coupled with the fact that the majority of the Syrian civilians who are seeking political asylum in Beirut are intrinsically of the Muslim faith; also, without any reservations, further makes this awkward transition even more strenuously bleak. The reason being is the differing types of Muslims that engulf the entire region could also see this giant influx of Syrian refugees as a golden opportunity to seize on the reigns of political power in the region. According to the Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook, those citizens currently residing within Lebanon, religion-wise, consist of:

  • Muslims: 59.7% (Sunni, Shia, Druze, Sufi, Alawites)
  • Christians: 39% (Maronites, Greek Orthodox, Armenian Apostolic, Melkite Greek Catholics, Assyrian Church of the East, Syriac Orthodox, Chaldean Catholic, Syrian Catholics)  
  • 1.3% other.




This humongous surge of refugees has also put a gigantic strain upon the entire, already sketchy, infrastructure of Lebanon (which is also the capital city of Beirut.) Basic plumbing systems are pressing well over their limits; with excess human waste there also looms larger concerns for epidemic levels of disease outbreaks in the growing region. 


The United Nations has stepped in to lend humanitarian aid; and other infrastructure support services. Presently, the United Nations is registering more than 1 Syrian refugee per minute; which is about 2,500 refugees per day that are escaping for their lives to Beirut. United Nations officials are gauging that the core number of Syrian refugees is much higher; because a great deal of fleeing refugees don't even bother to register with the United Nations. 

At this rate, if Lebanon does not receive the monetary support that it needs to foster the super influx of Syrian refugees, we could very well be looking at, yet, another civil war in the Middle East. 


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Syrian Refugee Children
(Outside of Make-Shift Tents in Beirut, Lebanon)





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