High Cost Of Hosting Syrian Refugees: Lebanese Official
BEIRUT, Lebanon, The Lebanese State Minister for Refugee Affairs, Saleh Gharib, said Sunday, that, refugees in Lebanon are costing around 330 million U.S. dollars yearly, in electricity and 50 million dollars in water, local media reported.
The flow of a great number of Syrian refugees to Lebanon have had severe security, economic and social impact on Lebanon, Gharib was quoted as saying, by Elnashra, an online independent newspaper.
Gharib emphasised the need to secure the return of refugees to their homeland, by adopting a serious strategy for this purpose.
The Ministry for Refugee Affairs should be the only official entity responsible for dealing with these issues, and we will submit a strategy to the government in this regard very soon, he said.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORKhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/high-cost-of-hosting-syrian-refugees-lebanese-official/General