Azzi, UNHCR representative dwell on refugee crisis

November 19, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Minister of Labor, Sejaan Azzi, on Thursday welcomed at his office in the Ministry UNHCR representative in Lebanon, Mireille Girard, over the condition of Syrian refugees in the country.

“We reviewed the analyses of the current situation, especially in terms of the Syrian crisis and the condition of refugees,” Girard indicated following the meeting.

For his part, Azzi said that the UN official was exerting efforts to downsize the presence of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and working on convincing the Arab countries and the world to receive groups of Syrians to provide a better life for them.

“During this year, and thanks to the endeavors of Mrs. Girard and the Lebanese government, we hope to reduce the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon,” he added.