Nursery refuses to admit Sudanese child because of his skin colour
Cii Radio|Ayesha Ismail|21 June 2018|07 Shawaal 1439
A nursery in Lebanon reportedly refused to admit a Sudanese child after several Lebanese women refused to let their children attend school with him.
The incident triggered widespread controversy and rage on social media, according to the London-based newspaper, al-Quds al-Arabi.
The child’s plight was received with sympathy by many Lebanese, who expressed their anger at the nursery and the mothers who refused to allow the child to play with their children.
The child’s father said he had come to work in Lebanon 20 years ago and now considers the country his home, but says he is surprised by what happened, according to the paper.
The Lebanese Health Ministry issued a written warning to the nursery for violating the basic rules of human and children’s rights, and coordinated with the Ministry of Social Affairs to conduct an awareness campaign against racism for the parents who refused to let the Sudanese child into the nursery.
Over 660,000 refugees living in poverty in Jordan: UNHCR
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has revealed that Jordan is hosting more than 751,000 officially registered refugees, 88.7 percent of whom are Syrians, according to the Jordanian newspaper al-Ghad.
Jordan is ranked second among the world’s most hosting countries, having one refugee per 11 citizens, according to UNHCR records.
These figures, however, do not include Palestinian refugees in Jordan because they are served by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), not UNHCR.
The Jordanian government says that the number of refugees in Jordan, especially Syrians, is far beyond the UNHCR figure, instead estimating that there are around 1.3 million.
The UNHCR said that 86 percent of the refugees in Jordan – over 660,000 – live below the poverty line.
Source – MEE
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