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Protests against refugee integration outside EU Embassy

Lebanon Uprise" Association organized a rally in front of the European Union Embassy on Saturday, to demand the international community to ensure the return of Syrian and Palestinian refugees to their countries.

In this context, the participants sent an open letter to the EU Ambassador to Lebanon, Ralph Tarraf, highlighting "the serious damage this integration can cause to Lebanon".

In fact, with about two million refugees, Lebanon has the highest concentration of refugees in the world (40% of its population), while the Lebanese themselves are no longer able to support themselves," the letter read.

"In the midst of the severe economic crisis in Lebanon, where the unemployment rate has exceeded 37% ... the return of refugees to their country has become a necessity," the letter added.

Source: National News Agency