BEIRUT, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's Social Affairs Minister Wael Abou Faour made an appeal on Sunday to the UN Security Council and Arab nations for extending a helping hand to aid the Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
In an interview to the Voice of Lebanon radio, Abou Faour expressed deep apprehension concerning the prospects of the displaced Syrians whose number have hit the mark of half a million.
But the minister retorted that the Lebanese government's ability to act has been overstretched beyond limits.
Currently, over 357,000 Syrian refugees are in Lebanon, according to latest UN figures.
In December 2012, Lebanon has demanded from the international donors countries a financial package of 370 million U.S. dollars to help provide the aid for the Syrian refugees it was accommodating.