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Lebanese towns struggle to cope with massive influx of Syrian refugees

By: Lucy FIELDER | Selim EL MEDDEB
1 min

Lebanon now hosts nearly a million Syrian refugees - equivalent to a quarter of its population. Until now, tensions between the refugees and the Lebanese authorities and population have been fairly limited. But as refugees continue to flow in, and the two-and-a-half-old year conflict still shows no sign of ending, the situation is deteriorating. Some towns have taken radical measures, driving out refugees or even imposing curfews.