My friends

My friends,
On this site you will see some pictures of the UNHCR office in Beirut, and you will read some words about the situation of some of the refugees in Lebanon.

With 2 messages:

UN 51 Convention, gone with the wind.

Some of my victories.

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UN 51 Convention, gone with the wind,

In this picture you can see: The front of the office with a woman from the staff of UNHCR at the door and you can see the fence of the office that separates the refugees (Out side) And the UNHCR.

The procedure is like this: If any one has to do any business with UNHCR he must come and stand in front of the office (On the pavement of the street), and he can speak with the woman member of staff from the UNHCR and if she finds out that he needs to go inside to do some thing she will tell him to pass through the gate. If she does not, he will leave, for example if he has only a simple question she will answer him, this is the new procedure at UNHCR in Beirut.
Until now itís OK and like I explained in my message: Some of my victories.
This was my second victory and itís good because we have direct contact with UNHCR not like before when we have only Hassan the Lebanese policeman.

Iím happy with that as a way of communicating with the inside of the office, but the problem is, it is hard for people (Refugees and asylum seekers) To stand in the street, waiting all day with no proper protection from the sun in the summer, and rain in the winter. There needs to be shelter made available.
There isnít enough space for the people to reach the fence where we speak to UNCHR staff, because this place is for cars not for people. Some times itís hard for me to pass between the cars and Iím skinny. Some times there are more than 100 people in an area of 3 square meters that is just a strip between the fence and the cars.
This situation is very risky for children because its directly in the street and they need to spend hours there and you know that children move around a lot, it is possible there could be and accident (I hope not).  Also it is not suitable for old people, as there is nowhere to rest.

As well my friends I think this will reduce respect for refugees in the area. What do you think a person would think about the refugees, seeing scenes like this.

So my friends in the name of all the refugees and asylum seekers in Lebanon, I ask you to contact the UNHCR to open the door of the garage and let the people go inside the garage where there is a place with seats, where the refugees and asylum seekers used to wait before.

The reason for closing the door of the garage is to prevent the refugees from using this garage to do any kind of protesting for our cases, and to show our problems. This garage is for cars, but itís also the place where the people used to wait if they had to do some thing with the UNHCR.  We used it also as a place for our activities like meetings or demonstrations and  last time it was used for a hunger strike and sit in protest.



All these activities were peaceful without any kind of violence and we took advantage of the immunity of the office because the UNHCR has diplomatic immunity like any embassy in the world. So the police can do nothing to us inside the garage and it is safe if we want do some kind of protest.
But now if any one of the UNHCR staff points his finger at any refugee who is thinking of doing any kind of protest (this happened with me personally) there is a big risk of being arrested by the police, because it is out side the building and not on the UNHCR premises.

Those people in the pictures above this paragraph are dangerous for UNHCR!!!

Look by your own eyes my friends in these pictures, and what you will see: Children, poor people donít have money even for good shoes sitting on the ground with no sign for any intend to act violently! People stop eating (Hunger strike) sleeping on the ground with need for medical attention!

Who on earth think they are dangerous so he must close the door in their faces!!! Except the UNHCR in Beirut.


I hope you can agree with me on this point:

All refugees have the right to express their opinions inside the UNHCR office since they do this with peaceful ways according to all concepts of  human rights.
And if we donít have the right to do this in the house of the refugees where else do we have this right? In jails or in our graves?!!!
So according to my understanding of our rights as human beings (If UNHCR will consider us as a humans) we demand to have the right of access to the garage of UNHCR (The garage only not the office) and to have the right to use it for all kinds of expressions, like speaking or peaceful protest like we did there before for years.
We are the refugees and asylum seekers in Lebanon thank every human being will support us with our struggle against the UNHCR in Lebanon so we can have all our rights as human beings according to the 51 UN convention.

We are waiting to see if all the talk in the world about the respect of human rights, dignity and democracy are true, or is it some thing, which has gone with the wind. If you like to help the refugees and asylum seekers in Lebanon, please contact all these E-mails and try to collect some happiness at your judgment day.

ecu@un.org,inquiries@un.org,Hqpr00@Unhcr.Ch,yves.de.san@undp.org.lb,registry@undp.org.lb,lebbe@unhcr.ch,djemalim@unhcr.ch

You can copy all these E-mails and past in one message, or just click on.


I would love to tell you some thing about this: I donít want you to contact UNHCR to tell them about me, because they know


every thing about me, and I can send them thousands of messages at any time I want and when I need to, I did this before,


and the proof is in my messages: My several attacks on the UN, but I love to give you the chance to collect some happiness
at your judgment day by helping thousands of people in Lebanon and millions around the world.


I would love to tell you some thing about this: I donít want you to contact UNHCR to tell them about me, because they know


every thing about me, and I can send them thousands of messages at any time I want and when I need to, I did this before,


and the proof is in my messages: My several attacks on the UN, but I love to give you the chance to collect some happiness


at your judgment day by helping thousands of people in Lebanon and million around the world.


For this I call all the people in the world who claim that they work with many organizations to help the refugees, and they


collect money from donors with our name and our pain.


We are the refugees and asylum seekers in Lebanon ask you to send E-mails to UNHCR as supporting for our demands to
 
have the right to enter the garage of the UNHCR in Beirut.
 

We donít ask for your money, so take the money for you but just send some messages at least you will be able to speak for the donors that you helped some refugees and asylum seeker in Lebanon and this will coast you nothing!!!

Thanks for your care I hope you will continue to read the rest in this site. 

THE TRUTH WARRIOR

OSAM ALTAEE
http://www.oocities.org/osam63

SOME OF MY VICTORIES



In this message you will read about the changes that have happened in the UNHCR office in Beirut, after I had openly spoke

about this issue publicly on the net.

You will see how it's possible by using the net to make changes in the procedures and the system of the UNHCR, by using

peaceful ways, by speaking from your heart with your pain, and sharing inspirations.

For all my friends whom advised me to stop my mission, here is my answer.

If you care about UNHCR, refugees, human rights and democracy.

If you believe that democracy is one way to make changes in procedures and systems for better performance, not only

changing the faces of the people who hold the power of choice, if you're interested in knowing more about what it means to

face the risk and remain standing in the position you are in.

You will find this message interesting for you.

Good luck.

**

Power and bribes. 



Years ago, before I started my mission on the net, there was the UNHCR office in Beirut for the assistance for the refugees in

 Lebanon.

And there was a policeman named Hasean (The God of the refugees) his job is to guard the office and is employed by the

government of Lebanon, but instead of this job he does another job as a doorman and a messenger, between the refugees,

and the people inside the office of the UNHCR.

So for any one that needs to speak with the people of the UNHCR (The employees) refugees/asylum-seekers must speak first

with Hasan, and he will then decide whether or not, to tell the people inside the UNHCR!!!

Let me to tell you what this means from the beginning:
 
Try to imagine yourself as one asylum-seeker, and you need to submit an application for refugee statue in UNHCR office in

Beirut, so you need to go to the office and to ask Hasen about the procedures and he will tell you: 

ďCome on MondayĒ.

When you come on Monday, Hasan will give you a small paper with number, and to come back on another day 

The appointed day that you return, you need to give this small paper to Hasan, so he will lead you inside the office to fill out

 form, and to take another small paper with an appointment for interview in 6 to 7 months or maybe one year.

At the day of the appointment you must give the small paper to Hasan so he will let you enter the UNHCR office.

And the procedure is like this: every time and every day when you have to do some thing with UNHCR you must start with

Hasen!!! He is your God and you must gain his love and his trust. Because he is the doorman of the haven!!!



I think until now you didnít understand to well about the situation so to understand well what is the real role of Mr. Hasan you

must know that you can do nothing with UNHCR unless you tell Hasan what you need first, and he will go inside the office and

give your request to the people inside will then tell Hasen so he will come back, and tell you the results of your request, or the

answer to your question if you have one!!! Hasen is the messenger, or the link between the people outside the haven and the

people inside.



Maybe you will think that this is his job, or he's doing this to help only.

NO, this isnít the reason for this!!!



Lets look at what the truth of the matter is, in these details:



My friends there are more than 100 people that come to the office every day, and every one has many questions, and they are

all asking Hasan to tell the people inside the office about these questions, and this causes many problems for the refugees,

because Hasan knows nothing about the job of UNHCR, and some times he brings incorrect information from inside, and that

blocks or prevents any direct contact between the refugees, and UNHCRí staff, all day long Hasan goes up and down the

steps into the office, and comes out willingly and itís really hard to do this all day, but he does it alone, and notice that when he

goes inside, he leaves his position at the door where his job is to protect the office, and that means this will cause him some

problems if his boss passes by, just by chance, and find him not at his position!!! So why does Hasan takes this trouble and

risk his employment???!!!



BRIBE



Ya, bribe is the answer, the salary of Hasan is between $400 to $600 a month, so if 5 refugees from100 give him $10 every

day that means he will have $50 by the end of the day, and $1500 at the end of the month!!! That's triple of what he takes

from the government!!!



Which one of you will refuse to do this, if he has the chance to do it safely, and for years?!!!

I hope you understand the situation; more overly, let me to tell you about my personal experience with Hasan.



After 11th of September, I felt that I have a lot to tell on the net about Terrorism and Saddam, so I started my mission on the

net, and because of that, I felt an increase risk that I will face, because of my ideas, so I need to have some kind of protection,

and who will provide me with that protection here in Lebanon, except the UNHCR.

So I went to the office to see how I can have refugee statue, and every body there told me you must ask Hasan, and I did this.

I kept going there every day for nearly 2 months, and speaking with Hasen every day without any result, maybe because I didnít

give him the $10 (I didnít have much money at that time and even if I have I didn't give into making bribe) so I decided to use

the net to speak with the people in side the palace of UNHCR and I started to send E-mails, and you know the rest of the

story.



After what I said about Hasan on the net in my website and my messages to the UNHCR I found, it was not possible for the

situation to stay the same, when many people start to ask about Hasan from around the world, so they told him to stay aside
 
and for him to do his job without any interference, of the jobs and issues of the UNHCR office.

Now he does one job, that's to checkup on any one that goes inside the office, "and for security concern only". 

And because of this, he works with the people of UNHCR to set the plot against me, and with the police to arrest me!!!

This was my first victory.

**

The queen is out of the palace now.



The question now is: Who do what did Hasan do before? The answer is: One employee from the UNHCR, a woman from the

staff itself (People from inside the palace) and that means that we have direct contact with the UNHCR, not through Hasen the

policeman, who works for the Lebanese government.

Good and very good.

Now at least one of them will go outside to speak with us and he will look in our eyes, and see our pain, noticing our deep

rooted problems and to answer our questions. To feel the hot and cool outside the office with us.

This was my second victory.



**

No money for phones.



Every refugee must provide the UNHCR with phone numbers, so they can contact him when they need him, this was the

procedure for years.

 
When they asked for my phone number I refused to give because naturally I donít have the money for mobile phone, and even

if I did I wouldn't give a number out, because of what I call death row for refugees (You can read the details in my message:

Death row for refugees) and I spoke about that too much before.

So they changed this for another system like this:

They put a new announcement board out side the office (On the fence) so they will put the numbers of refugeesí files whom

they need to come to the office for an appointment or registration.

And I asked the woman who usually goes outside the office to speak with refugees (Jorjet) about the time that we need to

control the board for any new numbers, and she told me ďyou need to come every 2 weeksĒ and I gave her big thank from my

heart, and all of the refugees in Lebanon.

Since I refused to give any phone numbers and I criticized much of the procedures that have been going on, so they changed,

to a new procedure, and that's good for me until now, and anyone that needs this service.

That was my third victory
 
**

Now Iíll tell you the difference between the procedures before I started my mission and after.



Before:

1)      All the refugees must speak with the policeman Hasan first, and he is our connection with UNHCR, and this creates a

      large problem, and the cause of many misunderstandings between the refugees and the UNHCR. One of the problems

      that we have, is to pay the bribe.

 
      2)    Every refugee has the right to come to the office every 6 months to renew his card, and he deal with Hasen only.

 
3)       Every refugee must wait years for a phone call from UNHCR, and sometimes he misses it, or it doesnít come at all any

 
       way, and he has no right to ask any question, before he has this call, because if he goes to the office, Hasen will not

             agree to take his question inside the office.

After:
 
 
  1)      Any refugee can go to the office of the UNHCR and stand on the platform right out side the office waiting for a woman
 
 
                    that works inside the office (One of the staff of the UNHCR) and he can ask her a question. 

                    Marvels this doesnít exist before!!!

 2)      Every refugee has the right to go to the office at lest one time every 2 weeks to look in announcement board to look

       for his or her file number. So he doesnít need to wait years like before for one call, and he doesnít need to have
 
       a phone.

       3)  Now the refugees donít need to pay Hasan any bribe (LOL) or to pay for money to the companies of mobile phone



**

Why I donít stop now?



My friends some of you asked me this question: why donít you stop now, and  look to find secure place?



A)    Itís hard to speak all my feelings, but Iíll try to tell you some.

When I started to go to the office a year ago, and nearly every day (I didn't work for a year) I started to meet with new people

every day, I looked in their eyes, I spoke with them, I heard their voices, and I felt their heart full of pain.

I saw thousands of people live with one hope, to have the chance to speak with one of the staff of UNHCR in Beirut, and how

they can pass Hasan to go inside the UNHCR haven, the palace of the UN.



One day there was an old woman with children from Iraq, they sat on the ground, it was about morning, and they were hungry

and poor, another woman from Sudan noticed that family, so she went outside the garage of the UNHCR where the people

wait, and she brought sandwiches for that family, to feed the children.

I was there and I swear with the name of my God on that. I thought inside myself what happen if one of the staff of the

UNHCR goes outside to see how we live instead of Hasen?!! And what if this is my family and those children are mine?!!! Or

yours?!! They could be distant cousins of yours!!!



Another day there was a young woman, she wanted to speak with any one of the staff of the UNHCR but Hasen refused to let

her go in, she begged him, but he refused, she started to cry every body saw her tears, I cried with her and I left the place,

because I canít bear this situation!!! So could this young woman is my sister?!! Or Yours. She is family to someone!!!

There were old women, old men, disabled people, and children. All those people want and need to speak with one of the staff

of UNHCR, so many times I left that place with tears in my eyes.



I had big desire to help those people by bring attention of this situation and the people with their pain. One time I thought about

burning myself with petrol in UNHCRís garage to bring the attention, but I thought they will say that Iím just crazy, and some

of you know that I did this before, so I forgot about this idea.

Another idea came to my mind, that I would write what I want with paint on the walls of the office to bring the attention, but

after I find that it's a violent act, and it's against my peaceful beliefs.


So I find only the net, to bring the attention to our situation as refugees in Lebanon, and I used it well, and I made some

success with the help of many of my friends on the net who helped us by sending messages to UNHCR in Lebanon and in

Geneva.
In name of all refugees in Lebanon; I tell any one-send message to UNHCR on our behalf:

We are the refugees in Lebanon, thank you very much for your understanding and your help.



My friends, every time when I go there now, and I see the new procedures, and I saw that the pain inside the refugees grow

less, I feel proud and happy, and I forget all the suffering, and risks that I made for myself in one year, just to
 
do what I did, to help the refugees in Lebanon. 

Itís true that the UNHCR, and Hasan think that I must be killed for all of this, and I agree with them and Iím ready to accept

this and Iím happy, because at the judgment day Iíll ask my God to collect all the happiness, that I made inside thousands of

refugees in Lebanon, and maybe in other places in the world, and to put this happiness in my account, so how much happiness

will I have?????



So I will not stop, I will continue watching UNHCR and Iíll say every thing to help the refugees in Lebanon, and all the flaws

that are in the UNHCR, because nobody else will do this. Plus there many more changes to be made.



My friends thanks for your time and your understanding and your help, if you think that you need to contact the UNHCR to

support us with our struggle against the UNHCR so you can contact them on these E-mails:



mailto:ecu@un.org,inquiries@un.org,Hqpr00@Unhcr.Ch,yves.de.san@undp.org.lb,registry@undp.org.lb,lebbe@unhcr.ch,djemalim@unhcr.ch



You can copy all these E-mails and past in one message, or just click on.



I would love to tell you some thing about this: I donít want you to contact UNHCR to tell them about me, because they know

every thing about me, and I can send them thousands of messages at any time I want and when I need to, I did this before,

and the proof is in my messages: My several attacks on the UN, but I love to give you the chance to collect some happiness

at your judgment day by helping thousands of people in Lebanon and million around the world.



For this I call all the people in the world who claim that they work with many organizations to help the refugees, and they

collect money from donors with our name and our pain.
 

We are the refugees and asylum seekers in Lebanon ask you to send E-mails to UNHCR as supporting for our demands to

have the right to enter the garage of the UNHCR in Beirut.

We donít ask for your money, so take the money for you but just send some messages at least you will be able to speak for

the donors that you helped some refugees and asylum seeker in Lebanon and this will coast you nothing!!!

 

I hope that you will learn some thing about how possible help refugees with their real problems.

 

THE TRUTH WARRIOR



OSAM ALTAEE



http://oocities.com/osam63