Syrian refugees flood camps in Lebanon
CWN - March 23, 2012
About 20,000 refugees from Syria have already entered Lebanon, creating a “humanitarian emergency,” with many thousands more expected to follow.
Father Simon Faddoul, the president of Caritas Lebanon, tells the Fides news service that official UN estimates grossly understate the number of refugees, because most families do not register officially with authorities, fearful of reprisals on their relatives remaining in Syria.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our Spring 2013 goal ($24,072 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!