Bou Habib warns of measures against UNHCR if refugee data not submitted by end of May


Caretaker Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib called Monday on head of the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Lebanon Ivo Freijsen not to interfere in Lebanon’s sovereign powers.

After he met with Freijsen, Bou Habib warned in a press conference, that Lebanon will be forced to take measure against the UNHCR if it doesn't cooperate.

Bou Habib asked the UNHCR to hand over the data of the Syrian refugees without delay - by the end of May at the latest - to the Lebanese General Security.

"Lebanon is not a refugee country but rather a transit country," Bou hadid said, adding that other countries have taken measures against the UNHCR when it did not cooperate.

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Missing phillipo 21 May 2024, 12:51

If he doesn't hand over the data what wil the Government of Lebanon do? Enter the camps, round up the inhabitants and expel them? To where?