Syria’s key opposition group has formed an emergency committee to handle the urgent needs of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, according to a Zaman al-Wasl source.
The decision by the Syrian National Coalition comes in response to the deteriorating situation in Qalamoun and the massive exodus of people to the border town of Arsal in Lebanon from Qara and other villages.
The UNHCR said in a report on Friday that a growing number of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon and Jordan are fast becoming primary providers for families who lack resources for basic survival.
More than two million Syrians have fled their homes because of the country's raging conflict, seeking shelter in neighboring countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq.
The Coalition has appointed Bassam Yousef to head the committee, Aliaa Mansour and Salim al-Khatib as members.
The Committee will handle all tasks related to relief and aid work, as well to cooperate with Arab and international relief groups involved in Syria’s refugee crisis.
Translated and edited by the Syrian Observer