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UNHCR: Lebanon's New Rules for Syrian Refugees Raise Concern

Recent moves by the Lebanese government to control the influx of Syrian refugees have had a “dramatic impact” on the ability of those fleeing the war to enter the country, a senior UNHCR official has claimed.   Most recently, the government introduced a new visa requirement for Syrians entering Lebanon, despite concerns raised by the international community about the welfare of those seeking to escape the fighting. In addition, a number of new policies have been introduced since...

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