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MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 17/08/2014
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(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) At least 40 percent of the Syrians who fled into Lebanon to escape their three-year civil conflict in their country live in makeshift tents and camps across the neighboring country, said Saturday the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Lebanon.

In a report assessing the situation of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, the UNHCR said some of the 40 percent are living unfurnished buildings, garages of cars and separate rooms.

Nearly, 59 percent of the refugees live flats and independent houses, reads the report.

It added that 65 percent of the displaced families at least on child under the age of five and women are the breadwinners of over 16 percent of the families while 12 percent of them have only one of the parent.

Roughly 16 percent of the refugees have benefited from the free primary health care services provided by humanitarian organizations, it noted. One-third of families which need healthcare assistance have noted received it.

The report noted that 34 percent of displaced children are attending the schools.

About 74 percent of displaced families suffer a certain amount of malnutrition. The UNHCR estimates the number of displaced Syrians in Lebanon at over 1.14 million.


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)

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