14 October 2015

Syrian refugees in Lebanon: Whose breaking point?

Middle East Eye

Since refugees began pouring into Lebanese territory from neighbouring Syria in 2011, much commotion has been made regarding Lebanon’s supposed position at the “breaking point” in terms of refugee capacity.
There’s no denying that the diminutive nation, home to an estimated four million people, has taken in a disproportionate number of refugees as compared to Fortress Europe and other less-than-helpful locales. Some two million refugees, both registered and unregistered, are reported to reside in Lebanon at present, thus constituting one third of the total population.
But just how likely is Lebanon to “break” under the weight of its guests? READ MORE AT MIDDLE EAST EYE.