Lebanon Requiring Visas For Fleeing Syrians Is Tough Call
Lebanon has the most concentrated population of Syrian refugees, an incredibly difficult and expensive problem in the humanitarian crisis.By Cliff Judy | January 5, 2015
After nearly four years of civil war and with at least 3 million people seeking shelter in neighboring countries, calling the Syrian refugee situation a crisis now sounds like an incredible understatement.
But as the need only promises to increase, Lebanon made it more difficult Monday for Syrians to flee to safety in what appears to be a question of money and space.
Syrians must now have a visa to enter Lebanon. That's a tall order for many who've left everything behind to escape the brutal violence. The Wall Street Journal reports a tourist visa requires proof of a hotel reservation, ID and $1,000. (Video via Euronews)