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604,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon: UNHCR

Published: 14th July 2013 02:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th July 2013 02:35 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

The UNHCR says that the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon getting aid from the government, the UN and its NGO partners has reached 604,000.

It said the number of registered refugees was more than 517,000 while more than 87,000 were still waiting for their registration process to get over, reports Xinhua.

It added 181,000 Syrian refugees were registered in northern Lebanon, 175,000 in the eastern Bekaa region, 95,000 in Beirut and Mount Lebanon, and 65,000 in southern Lebanon.

UN Higher Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said refugees in Lebanon have surpassed 25 percent of its own population and were causing a huge burden on the state and people of Lebanon.

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