Uncertainty may be radicalizing Syrian refugee children

Philippe Lazzarini speaking to the press. UN File Photo/Rick Bajornas

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are fearful that uncertainty about the future might drive their children to join radical groups or make the treacherous sea journey to Europe.

That's according to UN Deputy Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Philippe Lazzarini, who is calling for more global support for the country.

Lebanon has a population of around five million and has taken in more than one million Syrian refugees.

Mr Lazzarini tells May Yaacoub how the ongoing crisis in Syria is putting a strain on Lebanon's economy and infrastructure.

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