Lebanon: The plight of Syrian refugees is a harsh reality
18-09-2013 Photo gallery
Refugees fleeing violence in Syria continue crossing borders into neighboring countries in search of safety, two and a half years after the Syrian crisis erupted. Lebanon is hosting the largest Syrian refugee population, estimated at more than 730,000 people, in addition to some 45,000 Palestinians who fled their camps in Syria. Most refugees live in dire conditions, in informal tented settlements, unfinished apartments or empty warehouses that lack basic infrastructure, water, electricity and sanitary facilities.