Friday, April 26, 2013

What about `Alawite and Shi`ite Syrian refugees?

From the NGO source:
"Very rarely Alawite and Shia refugees come forward for assistance for fear of their fellow Syrians. A syrian family arrived at a distribution site in akkar and was expelled by other refugees accusing them of being alawites. We don't even know if they were in fact alawites. A Lebanese Sunni sheikh in bab el tebbeneh (well known in his community, dont mention his name, sheikh...) is one community leader liaising between refugees and Humanitarian agencies because of his wide outreach among refugees (he informs them for example of distribution dates and locations). He openly says: alawites are not considered to be refugees and hence are not entitled for assistance. He said this to a journalist I accompanied to Tripoli."