The Lebanese Center for Human Rights (CLDH) is a local non-profit, non-partisan Lebanese human rights organization in Beirut that was established by the Franco-Lebanese Movement SOLIDA (Support for Lebanese Detained Arbitrarily) in 2006. SOLIDA has been active since 1996 in the struggle against arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and the impunity of those perpetrating gross human violations.

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May 28, 2011

Now Lebanon - Sayegh says it is hard to count number of Syrian refugees - May 28, 2011

Minister of Social Affairs Selim Sayegh told the Voice of Lebanon (100.5) radio station on Saturday that it is hard to count the number of Syrian refugees fleeing into Lebanon.
A lot of effort is being made regarding this matter, but carrying out an accurate count is not possible, Sayegh also said.
No matter what is done to help Syrian refugees, it will not be enough, he added.
“We fear that what we are living today is a ‘rehearsal,’ [and] I fear the problem will be doubled if the situation in Syria gets worse.”
According to human rights activists, at least 1,000 people have been killed and 10,000 others arrested since the revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime began mid-March. Many Syrians have fled to Lebanon.

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