The Daily Star: Bassil, Mansour Threaten to Seal Border

By Stephen Dockery

Refugees International president Michel Gabaudan told The Daily Star the deteriorating conditions in Lebanon that led ministers to make their extreme proposals should be a wake-up call for the international community to increase its share of the burden for hosting hundreds of thousands of displaced Syrians.

“We certainly think closing the border would be a disaster for Syrians,” Gabaudan said. “Perhaps it’s time for the rest of the international community to take a greater role.”

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