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Lebanon: Refugees

Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL2686, tabled on 30 October 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees figures showing that Lebanon is the country with the highest per capita concentration of refugees worldwide, what priority they give to providing refugee aid to Lebanon.

Answered on

10 November 2017

Lebanon has shown enormous generosity in hosting around 1.5 million Syrian refugees – the highest concentrations per capita anywhere in the world. Building the resilience of the regional countries affected by the Syrian crisis has been, and continues to be, a top priority for the UK. The UK has led the international community in mobilising support for Syrian refugees, including by co-hosting pledging conferences in London (2016) and Brussels (2017). The UK has provided £466 million to support Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the Lebanese host communities. We remain at the forefront of delivering on pledges, having already allocated 97% of money pledged for 2017.