Refugees in Lebanon need "additional assistance"

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Derek Plumbly. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

Refugees who have fled fighting in Syria and the communities that are hosting them in Lebanon urgently need "additional assistance", according to the top UN envoy to the country.

The number of refugees fleeing from Syria into neighbouring Lebanon surpassed one million in April stretching local resources to what that UN has described as a "breaking point."

Derek Plumbly is the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon.

May Yaacoub began by asking him how Lebanon is coping with the continuing influx of refugees.

Duration: 2'40"

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