Friday, October 9, 2015   

Million Syrian refugees in Lebanon
(04-03 13:26)

The number of Syrians registered as refugees in Lebanon after fleeing war in their country has surpassed one million, the UN refugee agency said today.
Refugees from Syria now equal a quarter of Lebanon's resident population, the UNHCR said, describing the figure as “a devastating milestone worsened by rapidly depleting resources and a host community stretched to breaking point.''
Tiny Lebanon has now become the country with “the highest per capita concentration of refugees worldwide,'' said the UNHCR, adding that is “struggling to keep pace.’’
“The influx of a million refugees would be massive in any country. For Lebanon, a small nation beset by internal difficulties, the impact is staggering,'' UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres said in a statement.—AFP

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