Archive for April, 2014

Daniel Hannan and his part in the Occupy Wall Street debate; the defence of The Market and Capitalism.



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Everybody knows that the real number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is already well past the million mark, but the fact that that many have now been officially registered is yet another grim milestone as the conflict grinds on.

Lebanon’s the smallest and most vulnerable of Syria’s neighbours, yet it’s taken in by far the largest number of refugees – one for every four of the country’s own people.

That’s a huge strain – the foreign minister said last month that it threatened Lebanon’s very existence, and it’s growing all the time, with about 2,500 new refugees being registered every day.

The UN has only received 14% of the funding it’s asked for. That means that relief has to be cut back and carefully targeted to the most needy.

Jim Muir – BBC


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