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Syrian refugee tries to immolate himself in Libya in front of UNHCR headquarters


The UNHCR did not clarify the reasons for this act, but according to the GUFs, the man no longer had to pay for the medical care of his sick daughter.

MEXICO CITY

A Syrian refugee in Lebanon I try to immolate oneself with fire Thursday in front of the headquarters of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in Beirut, the organization said in a statement.

In a tragic incident this morning, a Syrian refugee registered with UNHCR tried to immolate himself by fire by setting himself on fire near the organization’s reception center in Beirut, “UNHCR said in an emailed statement.

The 58-year-old man “was assisted by UNHCR security personnel and later transported to a hospital by the Lebanese civil defense to receive appropriate medical attention,” the UN agency said.

He was transported to the Rafic Hariri public hospital “in stable condition,” a spokesman for the Internal Security Forces (FSI) told AFP.

UNHCR did not clarify the reasons for this act, but according to the GUFs, the man no longer had to pay for the medical care of his sick daughter.

Lebanon claims it is hosting 1.5 million Syrian refugees, of which one million are officially registered with the UN, and they live in the greatest precariousness.

Their conditions have deteriorated further this year, because Lebanon is mired in its worst economic crisis since the civil war (1975-1990).

The August 4 explosion in the port of Beirut, which killed more than 200 people, including 40 Syrians, it further aggravated the economic situation.

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