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Priti Patel calls for fresh international push on education and jobs for Syrian refugees on visits to Jordan and Lebanon

The international community must go further and faster in delivering on pledges made at the London Syria Conference. Development Secretary Priti Patel (centre-left) and Lebanese Education Minister Elias Bou Saab (centre-right) see the progress made at a local school in Bekaa Valley. Picture: Foreign Office Speaking at the close of...
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Syrian refugees flee to Lebanon

(UNHCR) – Tears welled in the eyes of Alia Abdelqader, 65, as she told of her husband’s reluctant return to Syria that morning – just a few days after the couple had escaped to Lebanon. Their daughter, a gynecologist, has been trapped in the embattled city of Yabrud with her...
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Catch-22 for Syrian migrants in Lebanon

(IRIN) – Syrians in Lebanon are increasingly coming under attack as lingering anti-Syrian sentiment intensifies amid the current conflict next door. The Syrian imbroglio has polarized various sects and factions in Lebanon. While Sunni Lebanese in the north have welcomed tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in the last year...
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University degree a must to visit UAE: report

DUBAI: Tourists from South Asian countries that export labour to the UAE will require a university degree to get a visa as the rich Gulf state fights an illegal influx, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Electricians, pipe fitters, masons, farmers, drivers, tailors and cleaners from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and...
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LEBANON: Refugee hosts feeling the pinch

(IRIN) – Fewer tourists, lower levels of investment by Gulf states and reduced opportunities for cross-border trade with Syria are adversely affecting Lebanon’s most vulnerable people, including the hosts of many of the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees. Most of the refugees in Lebanon are hosted by private families...
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