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Syrian refugees respond to Lebanon's new restrictions

Lebanon has imposed a visa requirement on Syrians entering the country in an attempt to limit the number of refugees from the Syrian civil war.

Between a fifth and a quarter of the people now living in Lebanon are Syrian, with more than a million registered refugees, and a further half a million Syrians thought to be in the country unofficially.

Previously, travel between the two countries was largely unrestricted and Syrians could stay in Lebanon for up to six months automatically.

Syrians living in Lebanon have been giving their views on the new restrictions.

  • 05 Jan 2015
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