President Michel Aoun meets Henrietta H. Fore the Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). (Dalati Nohra)
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The president's comments came during a meeting with the Executive Director of UNICEF Henrietta Fore held Friday morning at Baabda Palace, which was also attended by UNICEF's Lebanon Representative Tanya Chapuisat.Aoun pointed out that Syrian children who were born in Lebanon since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011 are now 7-years-old and living in difficult conditions regarding their health, education and social lives, a statement from the president's office read.The president requested UNICEF's participation in an upcoming international donor conference in Brussels in spring, set to focus on support for Syrian refugees in the region.Around 1 million Syrian refugees are currently registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, however the actual population is thought to be significantly larger.
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