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Syrian refugees strain Lebanon

Recently, the Syrian refugee crisis hit a critical milestone. United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees Antonio Guterres announced that the number of registered refugees from the war-torn Middle Eastern country has passed one million. Most of them are in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. Lebanon, a small country with only four million people, has a long history of sectarian tensions. Now, with its population increased by around 10 percent, the war in Syria threatens Lebanon’s future with specters of its past. Worldview speaks with Fabio Forgione of Doctors Without Borders about the refugee crisis in Lebanon.

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