Syrian refugees tents are seen in the Bekaa town of Deir al-Ahmar, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)
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The international community and U.N. agencies gave Lebanon the green light to press forward with the implementation of a set of policies aimed at curbing the flow of Syrian refugees and supporting host communities.The situation in Lebanon has gone way beyond a humanitarian crisis and failure to take action would threaten the country's stability, a senior Lebanese government representative said, summing up the discussions at a ministerial meeting of the International Support Group for Lebanon (ISGL) in New York last week.The resettlement of refugees to other countries is another policy or burden-sharing concept that, according to Karam, has been encouraged by the government since the days of former President Michel Sleiman and has today gained international legitimacy after being referred to by UNHCR.Karam added that the international community has to shoulder the cost of resettling refugees by aiding countries that host them.According to Karam, the World Bank representative said the situation has gone today way beyond humanitarian crisis and that Lebanon was paying on behalf of the international community.Karam told The Daily Star earlier this month that Lebanon is in need of close to $1 billion to finance urgent projects aimed at supporting host communities that are reeling under the increasing burden of around 1.6 million Syrian refugees.
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