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  The Refugees

 
Non-Palestinians Refugees

Non-Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon,
Figures at 31/12/2000


Figures. 2,672 refugees were recognized to be refugees by UNHCR at the end of 2000, whereas in early 1998, UNHCR was helping to protect and assist a total of 3,191 refugees, including 1990 Iraqis, 550 Afghans, 284 Sudanese, 152 Somalis and 215 refugees from other countries.

The refugees all live in Lebanese cities and UNHCR provides them with supplementary assistance, medical care and educational grants with priority given to needy families and vulnerable cases.

Local integration is virtually impossible and repatriation is extremely limited (1 person was repatriated to Ethiopia in 1997), so resettlement is the only practical solution for most people. In 1997, 120 persons were resettled in third countries.

Demographic Characteristics at 31/12/2000.

GENERAL

Registered Refugees (RR)

376,472

Increase in RRs over previous year (%)

1.7

RR as % of total estimated population

11.1

Existing camps

12

RR in camps (RRCs)

210,715

RRCs as % of RRs

56.0

EDUCATION –1999/2000 ACADEMIC YEAR

Schools (ELEM, PREP + 3 SECONDARY in Lebanon)

74

Educational staff

1,471

Pupil enrolment

41,153

Female Pupils (%)

50.9

HEALTH

Health staff

528

Annual patient visits (1999)

883,403

RELIEF AND SOCIAL SERVICES

Special Hardship Cases (SHCs)

40,519

SHCs as % of RR

10.8

Women’s programme centres

10

Youth activity centres

1

Community rehabilitation centres

1

Relief and social services staff

82

2000 GENERAL FUND BUDGET

Education

22,978

Health

9,022

Relief and social services

5,871

Operational services

2,445

Common services

3,189

Total general fund budget

43,505



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