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Lebanon prepares for refugees from Syria

February 20, 2012

In Lebanon, Catholic relief agencies are bracing for an influx of refugees from Syria, as spreading violence drives Syrian families to seek security elsewhere.

The director of a Caritas Lebanon shelter reports that 6,100 refugees have arrived from Syria since the uprising there began last year. To date the flow of refugees has been slow, says Najia Chahda. But the pace could accelerate quickly if violence spreads and households are endangered.


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