UNHCR says a number of folks injured after fireplace at camp internet hosting 75 households in Lebanon’s Miniyeh area.
A Syrian refugee camp in northern Lebanon was set on fireplace Saturday evening following a combat between members of the camp and an area Lebanese household, state media reported.
The United Nations refugee company, UNHCR, confirmed a big fireplace had damaged out in a camp within the Miniyeh area and stated some injured had been taken to hospital, however didn’t present a precise quantity.
“The hearth has unfold to all of the tented shelters” – fabricated from plastic sheeting and wooden – UNHCR spokesman Khaled Kabbara instructed AFP.
The camp housed about 75 households, he stated.
The Nationwide Information Company reported that the hearth adopted an “altercation” between a member of a Lebanese household and “Syrian staff”.
Different youths from the Lebanese household then “set fireplace to a number of the refugees’ tents”, the NNA added.
The Lebanese Civil Defence labored to regulate the blaze whereas the military and police had been deployed to revive calm, in line with the report.
A safety supply instructed AFP photographs had been heard, saying the combat within the Bhanine space was set off when Syrian staff demanded a wage which their employers refused to pay.
Nevertheless, the identical supply stated later that preliminary inquiries discovered the dispute may have been sparked by the harassment of a Syrian girl.
“Some households have fled the realm out of worry as a result of there have been additionally sounds of explosions attributable to family gasoline canisters blowing up,” Kabbara stated.
Lebanon says it hosts some 1.5 million Syrians, together with about a million registered as refugees with the United Nations.
Authorities have referred to as on refugees to return to Syria despite the fact that rights teams warn that the war-torn nation isn’t but secure.
In November, roughly 270 Syrian refugee households fled the northern Lebanese city of Bsharre after a Syrian nationwide was accused of taking pictures useless a Lebanese resident, sparking widespread rigidity and hostility.