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How Lebanon is coping with more than a million Syrian refugees

A country not much bigger than Wales has seen its population increase by a third

14 November 2015

9:00 AM

14 November 2015

9:00 AM

Beirut

If any of the Syrian refugees who have made it to the relative safety of Europe have been watching the smash-hit TV show Homeland (season five), they would be baffled by its warped depiction of their compatriots’ plight in Lebanon.

Unlike the vast majority of Homeland’s viewers ,they would know there are no government-sanctioned camps guarded by nervy UN soldiers and run from the inside by menacing Hezbollah operatives.

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