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Fleeing the violence in Syria: Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Lebanon has absorbed tens of thousands of refugees fleeing from the conflict in neighbouring Syria in recent months. Many are living in overcrowded conditions, suffering psychological distress, fearful for their safety and unable to afford medical care.

A survey into the living conditions and health of Syrian refugees, Fleeing the violence in Syria - Syrian refugees in Lebanon, carried out by Caroline Abu-Sada from MSF’s Reflection Unit in June 2012, indicates that many are living in overcrowded conditions, fearful for their safety, suffering psychological distress and unable to afford medical care. Since then, thousands more Syrian refugees have entered Lebanon.

This report details the living conditions and health of the refugees and the major issues facing them, including access to housing, food, water, sanitation, healthcare and security.