Abdo Clinton camp
Syrian refugees in Lebanon live in harsh conditions under the weight of displacement and difficult economic conditions, and under the weight of measures to limit the spread of the new Corona virus and in light of security tensions, the last of which was in the “Abdo Clinton” camp in the vicinity of Gaza town in the Western Bekaa, where a fight resulted in a number of injuries, It led to a decision to remove the camp.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee calls on the Lebanese authorities to provide more support and calls for the suspension of the decision and procedures to remove the camp, which, if implemented, amounts to “forced eviction”, which leads to the expansion of the pandemic in other region.
About 50 Syrian families live in the aforementioned camp, and their dependents work with daily paid work, which in some instances creates injustice and loathing that sometimes leads to interstate problems.
SHRC reiterates its request to the Lebanese authorities to stop any demolition of the camp and respect the rights of refugees and displaced persons, as stipulated in international charters and treaties.
Syrian Human Rights Committee