What Lebanon shows us about accepting huge numbers of refugees

Posted October 2, 2017 9:47 am by Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

Cardinal Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, the Patriarch of the Maronite Church, whose seat is in Lebanon, has recently drawn attention to a fact that the world may have forgotten, namely that there are one and a half million Syrian refugees in the country. Lebanon’s population is small, as is its territory, and this means that Lebanon has the highest proportion of refugees perhaps in the world; more than…

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