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UN stresses continued cooperation with Lebanon

English.news.cn   2014-05-15 02:44:34

SHEBAA, Lebanon, May 14 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly asserted Wednesday that the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) are investigating Sunday's incident and making necessary contacts to maintain the security that has prevailed in the area so far.

On Sunday, an Israeli force crossed the Lebanese border in the Ras al-Naqoura region, cut down trees and removed two blocks of concrete belonging to the Lebanese Armed Forces at a nearby site.

The UN official on Wednesday also met representatives of UN humanitarian agencies and visited Syrian refugees and a Lebanese public school in which Syrian and Lebanese children are studying together.

He praised the cooperation between Lebanon's Ministry of Education and the United Nations, as well as the donor support that made this possible.

"I welcome the extraordinary generosity demonstrated by the Lebanese people towards the refugees from Syria," said Plumbly, pledging continued United Nations' support in addressing this humanitarian challenge but stressing the "pressing need for additional assistance from the donor community to meet the needs of the refugees."

According to the latest United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) report, Lebanon hosts more than one million Syrian refugees and is facing a huge burden in supporting their needs.

Lebanon has called on the International Community to fulfill its pledges in supporting Lebanon to face this great challenge.

Editor: yan
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