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For Lebanon-based Refugees, Desperation Fuels Perilous Passage

Any doubts that Syrian refugee Dania harbored about paying human traffickers to smuggle her to Europe were erased with the gunfire that nearly killed her brother. “He was working at a small stand selling things [in a refugee camp in Beirut] when two men walked up to him,” said the 21-year-old, who is of Palestinian origin but grew up in Syria before fleeing to Lebanon with her family in late 2012. “They told him that they could kill a Lebanese Palestinian and it might cost them a...

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