BEIRUT, March 14 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on the international community to show commitment and back Lebanon, which is hosting a high number of Syrian refugees.
Guterres, accompanied by the UNHCR representative in Lebanon Ninette Kelley, met with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati at the Grand Serail and said following the meeting that "I believe that the international community now realizes that Lebanon is making tremendous efforts that exceed its capacity."
He called "the international community to show commitment and backing to Lebanon, which is overwhelmed by the high influx of Syrian refugees," adding that "the international community appreciates Lebanon's efforts to provide the shelter and basic needs for the refugees."
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) said in its latest report that there are currently over 336,000 Syrian refugees receiving aid from the Lebanese government, the UN agencies and its non-governmental partners.
Lebanon has submitted a plan that calls for a financial aid of 370 million U.S. dollars to help it host the refugees.