Lebanon seeks help to cope with Syrian influx

Here is a small country, as you can see, marked red in world map. Lebanon! it has taken in by far the largest number of Syrian refugees: Nearly 800,000 are officially registered with the United Nations, and many more remain uncounted. They make up nearly 25 percent of the population.

On Friday, the UN’s refugee agency rightly appealed to European and other states to grant asylum to more Syrians, hundreds of whom have died trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe.

And in comments made by some readers, one particularly strike ‘Ask Saudi, Qata(r) and Turkey for funds’

Source; http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/10/refugee-influx-strains-lebanon-resources-20131018121452780803.html

Observations: the European countries should actually feel ashamed as they are first to preach morality and last to apply it. Shouldn’t there be a system in place to ensure that all resourceful countries comply with the obligations of Refugee Convention in strict sense of term rather than leaving the matter to be decided as per their whims and fancies. The misery of displacement is more severe, long lasting and demand more timely and effective response.