Lebanon needs "massive solidarity" to help Syrian refugees: UNHCR

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and UN Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark (with handbag) visit Syrian refugees settlement in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. © UNHCR/A.Haju

Lebanon has the right to ask the international community to share the burden of helping Syrian refugees who have fled the ongoing conflict in their country.

That's the view of the head of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres who visited refugee camps in Lebanon's Beeka Valley this week.

He said Lebanon, a country of four million which is now hosting over one million Syrian refugees, needs "massive solidarity" to help the refugees.

Warda Aljawahiry reports.

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