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Conflict Incident Report

East Lebanon governor bans new refugee sites

Date of incident: 
October 24, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

Bekaa Valley Governor Antoine Sleiman ordered municipalities within his jurisdiction to prevent new refugee camps from being set up on their territories.

Sleiman said in a statement carried by the National News Agency that several municipalities were building encampments for Syrians in coordination with local and foreign NGOs, despite the fact that the Cabinet hasn't approved the establishment of Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon.

He demanded that municipalities "deny the establishment and transfer of Syrian refugee camps within their scope and to inform the governorate of any such projects or requests.”

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
Primary category: 
Restrictions on Residents [inc. curfews]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Conflicts of social discrimination
Violent and unjust treatment of different categories of people and individuals based on race, age, gender or sexuality, committed by the State, groups and individuals, related to a lack of protection and rights, inefficiency of the Justice system and persisting social and economic vulnerabilities.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Border conflicts (Syrian border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts arising between rival armed groups along the Lebanese/Syrian borders which involve parties or militant groups from the Lebanese and Syrian side in both Lebanon and Syria. These conflicts also encompass transnational groups (such as faith-based regional groups, e.g. ISIS, al-Nusra Front) that cannot be considered as strictly Syrian, Lebanese or of any other national entity.