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  • Syria
  • TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) - Health officials are rushing to vaccinate millions of children from Egypt to Turkey, fearing a polio outbreak in Syria could spread as tens of thousands of refugees flee the civil war. (yahoo.com)
  • The officials want to reach all children under 5 years old in seven vulnerable places: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza Strip, Turkey and Syria, about 22 million in all. (yahoo.com)
  • Lebanon and Syria are waiting for the final arrangements to be completed with al-Qaeda-linked militants to bus 9,000 fighters, their family members, and other refugees from the Arsal area to Syria's northwest, al-Qaeda-dominated Idlib province. (arabtimesonline.com)
  • Despite UN concerns that much of Syria is still unsafe, political support has been mounting in Lebanon for the nearly one million registered refugees in the country to return home and, within the past month, both the Lebanese government and Hezbollah have opened centres to register Syrians wishing to do just that. (irinnews.org)
  • Over the course of an hour, three Syrians came to the office to fill out questionnaires on behalf of their families - these include requests for information about their legal status in Lebanon and on which factions currently control the areas they came from in Syria. (irinnews.org)
  • Lebanon has a narrow coastal plain along the Mediterranean Sea, which is 225 kilometers (139.8 miles) long and is bordered by Syria on the north and east and by Israel on the south. (nationsencyclopedia.com)
  • Talking to women refugees and others in Lebanon last month, it is clear that urgent help is needed now as the enormous numbers of refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria threaten to destabilize the region. (blogs.com)
  • The longer the fighting continues, the worse the situation is going to be, both in Syria and in the neighbouring countries such as Lebanon. (blogs.com)
  • In Israel there is talk that Syria and her army have considerably raised their alert since the start of fighting in Lebanon. (ynetnews.com)
  • Paranthetically, it should be mentioned in this article that from the beginning of IDF operations in Lebanon, the level of preparedness on the Golan Heights has been raised noticeably along the border between Syria and Israel. (ynetnews.com)
  • The IDF estimated that the Hizbullah has an interest of bringing Syria into the confrontation, and that the organization would not be loathe to launching Katyushas at the Golan Heights. (ynetnews.com)
  • Israel's ongoing sea and air blockade, begun right after Hizbullah's kidnapping of its two soldiers triggered the war, has caused huge losses to Lebanon - and gains for Syria. (csmonitor.com)
  • One refugee who was unable to enroll her children in Lebanon temporarily took them back to Syria to do so. (hrw.org)
  • A 9-year-old girl who was unable to enroll in school after arriving in Lebanon set up a small blackboard under a tree and started teaching the younger children in her refugee camp what she remembered from her first grade class in Syria. (hrw.org)
  • Lost revenue due to the war in Syria and the burden of hosting refugees have cost Lebanon an estimated US$13.1 billion, and the refugee influx has strained public services and infrastructure, including health, energy, water, waste collection, and education. (hrw.org)
  • When today's children are ultimately able to return safely to Syria, is it not best for Lebanon to ensure that they have an education and the skills to rebuild their devastated country? (hrw.org)
  • When Syria subdued rebellious Christian Gen. Michel Aoun last month, it emerged as the unchallenged power-broker in Lebanon. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Syrian refugees: The face of resilience - CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports from a refugee settlement in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon, which borders Syria. (cnn.com)
  • Syrian refugees: The face of resilience - According to aid group workers, the sheriff in this Lebanon border town near Syria charges the refugees who set up shelter in the dirt here $100 a month. (cnn.com)
  • The history of Lebanon covers the history of the modern Republic of Lebanon and the earlier emergence of Greater Lebanon under the French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon , as well as the previous history of the region, covered by the modern state. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lebanon is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the west, by Syria to the east and north, and by Israel to the south. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • The border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in Syria is disputed by Lebanon in a small area called Shebaa Farms, but the border has been demarcated by the United Nations . (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Lebanese
  • Late last year, Aaron-Micael Beydoun launched a website, The Jews of Lebanon , to be a forum for documenting that community's history here, and for keeping track of Lebanese Jews abroad. (archive.org)
  • This year, Beydoun announced that he will start an NGO who's mission will be to revive Lebanese Jewish life in Lebanon itself, beginning with the restoration of the Magen Abraham synagogue. (archive.org)
  • Mrs. Berri estimated that 70,000 Lebanese have not fled their homes, many of them being too old or too sick to travel. (nytimes.com)
  • Rana, 31, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon, has been trying for years to enroll her children, but hasn't been able to afford the transportation fee of 45,000 Lebanese Lira per month for each child. (hrw.org)
  • There are an estimated 200,000 foreign maids in Lebanon, mostly women from South Asia, the Philippines and East Africa, many of whom have defied travel bans to come work in Lebanese homes for two- or three-year contracts. (latimes.com)
  • Sidon
  • FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, displaced Syrian displaced line up to receive vaccinations against polio at one of the Syrian refugee camps in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon. (yahoo.com)
  • 1982
  • Exodus began in earnest after 1982, when Israel invaded Lebanon. (archive.org)
  • It has since participated in all of Israel's major wars and nearly all major operations, including the Suez Crisis , the Six-Day War , the War of Attrition , the Yom Kippur War , Operation Entebbe , the 1978 South Lebanon conflict , the 1982 and 2006 Lebanon Wars , and various operations during the Palestinian intifadas . (wikipedia.org)
  • Jordan
  • The World Food Program cuts rations to refugees in Lebanon and Jordan due to a funding shortfall. (worldvision.org)
  • In keeping with established procedure, this chapter focuses on the situation of Palestinian women living in the host countries as defined by United Nations practice, namely, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and the Syrian Arab Republic. (un.org)
  • 6. The Secretary-General, in his Note Verbale of 26 February 1987, invited the Governments of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and the Syrian Arab Republic, as the host countries, and the Government of Israel, as the occupying power, to provide the Secretary-General with appropriate information on the situation of Palestinian women living in the host countries and the occupied territories. (un.org)
  • Israel
  • The debacle of the Second Lebanon War, when Hezbollah's Katyusha rockets rained down on northern Israel, is too fresh of a memory to neglect the home front before any major military operation. (slate.com)
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Situated in the Middle East, Lebanon is a small country on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. (nationsencyclopedia.com)
  • Although most of Lebanon receives a relatively large amount of rainfall annually (compared to its arid surroundings), certain areas in northeastern Lebanon receive little rainfall because the high peaks of the western mountains block rain clouds from the Mediterranean Sea . (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • factions
  • Muslim and Christian factions in Lebanon were engaged in a devastating civil war that began in 1975 and ended in 1990, when stability was restored to the country. (nationsencyclopedia.com)
  • Middle East
  • Until the dust settles in the Middle East (whenever that may be), the Jews of Lebanon might be better off staying in Montreal. (archive.org)
  • Lebanon is the most religiously mixed country of the Middle East, maintaining a delicate balance between Sunni, Shia, Christian, Druze and others. (blogs.com)
  • Studies that examine diabetes knowledge and practice are limited in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region and especially in Lebanon. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Such fatalities often are ignored or glossed over by the Arabic press, but a number of websites and blogs have popped up with the aim of tracking the deaths and abuses of migrant workers in Lebanon and the Middle East, including Migrant-Rights.org and EthiopianSuicides.blogspot.com . (latimes.com)
  • country
  • Lebanon is particular at risk, Ryan said, with 1.4 million Syrians pouring into the country in the past two years - a mix of refugees and immigrants. (yahoo.com)
  • Being a small country this means that the official number of refugees in Lebanon is now equivalent to nearly 10% of its population, with more streaming in every day. (blogs.com)
  • The government needs to explain why so many women who came to Lebanon to work end up leaving the country in coffins. (latimes.com)
  • families
  • An employee in the office said that about 80 families had registered so far, out of approximately 5,000 Syrian families they estimate live in the area. (irinnews.org)
  • As families look to the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, Lebanon and international donors should ensure that children are not denied an education. (hrw.org)
  • lure
  • But unscrupulous recruitment agencies often make false promises to lure the women to Lebanon, where their passports are taken and they are forced to work long hours for little or no pay, driving many to desperation. (latimes.com)
  • coastal
  • The coastal plain of Lebanon is the historic home of a string of coastal trading cities of Semitic culture, which the Greeks termed Phoenicia , whose maritime culture flourished there for more than 1,000 years. (wikipedia.org)
  • year
  • For the year 2000, there were an estimated 9 million new osteoporotic fractures, of which 1.6 million were at the hip, 1.7 million were at the forearm and 1.4 million were clinical vertebral fractures. (iofbonehealth.org)
  • At a small camp near the town of Khirbet Qanafar in eastern Lebanon, flies from a nearby dump swarmed 38-year-old Walid Al Aqra and his family as they cooked breakfast on an open fire outside their tent. (irinnews.org)
  • A 1983 World Bank study contained some statistics on the demographic characteristics of Lebanon for the period 1960 through 1981, the last year for which figures were available in 1987. (countrystudies.us)
  • It is estimated that Lebanon will require $400 million to cover the health care for Syrian refugees next year, a sum the government is unlikely to accumulate on its own. (trend.az)
  • In 2014, Lebanon adopted the Reaching All Children with Education (RACE) policy, which has helped Lebanon increase the number of Syrian children enrolled in public schools to 158,321 by the end of the 2015-2016 school year. (hrw.org)
  • In 2016, Lebanon adopted a five-year RACE II plan with the goal of enrolling 440,000 Syrian children in formal education by the 2020-2021 school year. (hrw.org)
  • Earlier this year, Human Rights Watch estimated that one domestic worker died every week in Lebanon. (latimes.com)
  • Staten Island oversaw 720 vasectomies last year, when the project launched, and they estimate that about 92 percent of the sexually active male deer on the island were sterilized. (wc4eb.org)
  • crisis
  • Lebanon has an opportunity to leverage international funding and attention to strengthen a public education system that struggled before the refugee crisis, through projects to rehabilitate schools, increase teacher training, and provide quality inclusive education for children with disabilities . (hrw.org)
  • population
  • After the 1950s, the government statistical bureau published only total population estimates that were not subdivided according to sect. (countrystudies.us)
  • A 1986 estimate by the United States Central Intelligence Agency of the confessional distribution of the population showed 27 percent Sunnis, 41 percent Shias, 7 percent Druzes, 16 percent Maronites, 5 percent Greek Orthodox, and 3 percent Greek Catholics. (countrystudies.us)
  • percent
  • As a result of that, and increased pressure to work, just 3 percent of the secondary-aged Syrian children registered in Lebanon are enrolled in public secondary schools. (hrw.org)
  • Iran
  • It is too bad that the blood libel and antisemitism is so rife in Lebanon and holocaust denial is going on in Iran. (archive.org)
  • children
  • This report finds that it is unlikely that Syrian children will be able to realize their right to an education unless Lebanon undertakes reforms that go beyond the framework of its current education policies and receives increased donor funding targeted at improving access to school. (hrw.org)
  • Under international law, all children in Lebanon-including Syrian refugees-have a legal right to free and compulsory primary education, and access to secondary education without discrimination. (hrw.org)
  • Lebanon has taken important steps to include Syrian children in the public education system. (hrw.org)
  • month
  • ATHENS - The UN successfully created a cease-fire in southern Lebanon last month by passing Resolution 1701. (csmonitor.com)
  • It's been a deadly month for women working as domestic laborers in Lebanon. (latimes.com)
  • approximately
  • Osteoporosis is estimated to affect 200 million women worldwide - approximately one-tenth of women aged 60, one-fifth of women aged 70, two-fifths of women aged 80 and two-thirds of women aged 90 ( 240 ). (iofbonehealth.org)
  • Lebanon is a narrow strip of territory approximately 135 miles (215 kilometers) long from north to south and 20 to 55 miles wide from east to west. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • south
  • Making 1701 work requires rapid deployment of the European-led UN peace force to reinforce existing UNIFIL troops in south Lebanon. (csmonitor.com)
  • The Beqaa Valley is watered by two rivers that rise in the watershed near Baalbek: the Orontes flowing north, and the Litani flowing south into the hill region of the southern Beqaa Valley, where it makes an abrupt turn to the west in southern Lebanon and is thereafter called the Al Qasmiyah River. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • International
  • Underfunded medical institutions in Lebanon are incapable or unwilling to treat many Syrian refugees, rendering already vulnerable populations at risk of financial ruin, disability and death, according to a report published by Amnesty International today. (trend.az)
  • Video: A report broadcast by Al Jazeera International documents worker abuse in Lebanon. (latimes.com)
  • among
  • Due to its sectarian diversity, Lebanon follows a special political system, known as confessionalism, meant to distribute power as evenly as possible among different sects. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • safely
  • It pulled safely through the upheavals that rocked Lebanon and the rest of the region following Israel's creation in 1948. (csmonitor.com)
  • women
  • In 2025, the estimated number of hip fractures occurring worldwide in men will be similar to that observed in women in 1990 ( 244 ). (iofbonehealth.org)