300 Syrian Families Asked to Evacuate North Lebanon Encampment

Syrian refugees stand in line as they wait for aid packages at Al Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, January 20, 2016. REUTERS/ Muhammad Hamed
Syrian refugees stand in line as they wait for aid packages at Al Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, January 20, 2016. REUTERS/ Muhammad Hamed

Syrian refugees stand in line as they wait for aid packages at Al Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, January 20, 2016. REUTERS/ Muhammad Hamed

Syrian refugees stand in line as they wait for aid packages at Al Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, January 20, 2016. REUTERS/ Muhammad Hamed

Beirut- More than 1,500 Syrian refugees are facing a new displacement phase that was imposed on them by the Lebanese authorities for most likely security reasons.

Refugees were notified that they should evacuate their encampment in the northern district of Akkar, knowing that they have taken refuge there for the past three years.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that the Lebanese Army decision was likely taken for security reasons.

Marwan al-Masri, who manages the encampment and is the head of the Union of Relief and Development Associations (URDA) in Akkar, said that the refugees were given a ten-day eviction notice.

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SOURCE: F ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

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