Syria refugees in Lebanon caught in debt cycle

Members of a Syrian refugee family huddle around a stove inside their shelter in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. File Photo: UNHCR/A. McConnell

Nearly 90 per cent of the over one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon are caught in a vicious debt cycle, according to the UN.

The almost five-year-long civil war in Syria has driven millions of people to find refuge in neighbouring countries like Lebanon.

The majority has no legal right to work there and now many are falling into debt which they are unable to escape from.

Ana Carmo reports.

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