Syrian refugees wait their turn at a UNHCR registration center, one of many across Lebanon, in the northern port city of Tripoli on April 3, 2014. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID
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While ministers have released a flurry of policies, proposals and memorandums concerning the Syrian refugee crisis, it appears that few concrete steps have been taken to bolster Lebanese institutions in the face of the historic refugee influx.According to the policies, Syrian refugees who have traveled to Syria since June 1 risk having their refugee status revoked.Economy Minister Alain Hakim discussed a number of new policies to ameliorate the climate for Lebanese job seekers at a meeting Wednesday.Under the new proposals set forth by Hakim, Lebanon would "refuse for any foreign worker to work inside Lebanon without a specific license from the Labor Ministry," according to Professor Jasem Ajaka, the minister's adviser for economic affairs.Under the new proposals, refugees would not be allowed to work without specific permission from the government, and Lebanese companies would have to ensure that foreign workers comprise no more than 10 percent of their workforce.
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