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Lebanese Army to Evacuate Syrian Refugee Camp

The Palestinian Committee for Human Rights in Syria appealed to human rights organizations to help in stop the decision
Lebanese Army to Evacuate Syrian Refugee Camp

Lebanese authorities have ordered Syrian and Palestinian refugees who live in al-Marj camp to leave within 48 hours because it's close to military base, activists said on Sunday.

 

The Palestinian Committee for Human Rights in Syria appealed to human rights organizations to help in stop the decision and issued a statement, explaining that people in the camp were informed to evacuate the camp because it is close to a military point, and that the decision would be applied on other camps.

 

“Even the municipality could not do anything to stop the decision which told people to leave the camp next Monday," the statement said.

 

The camp was founded in 2012, and residents live in traditional tents, which were replaced by concrete structures with the help of some international organizations.

 

“Almost 300 people live in the camp, most of them children and elderly, who are about to become homeless and face cold winter in open-air,” the statement said.

 

The small camp or 42 tents was built in al-Marj village in the west Bekaa, with the majority of Palestinian refugees who fled Yarmouk camp in Damascus, while the rest came from the Damascus countryside.

 

Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer

 

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