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Winter Looms For Lebanon’s Syrian Refugees

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December 20, 2019 Video Winter Looms for Lebanon’s Syrian Refugees Dismantled Shelters is One of Many Push Factors Syrian Refugees Face I met then-two-year-old Jana and her family this past June as I was passing by their shelter in the ibn Waleed camp in Arsal, Lebanon. Jana’s mom, Badoor, came up to me, holding Jana in her arms. “Please come inside, my daughter is sick,” she said. I was in Arsal to document the sudden enforcement of old Lebanese housing codes. The Lebanese armed forces had given Syrian refugees a deadline of July 1 to comply with longstanding, but rarely enforced, housing…

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