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Despite its place as one of the relatively wealthy countries in the Middle East, there is a large inequality in wealth in Lebanon. Over the last decade, Lebanon has been at the center of war, civil conflict, and a crumbling infrastructure.

The majority of those affected by the crumbling infrastructure are Palestinian refugees, who make up approximately 10 percent of the population. Half of the Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon occupy densely populated refugee camps administered by the United Nations. Furthermore, the poverty-stricken Palestinian refugees lack access to state education and healthcare.

The 2011 Syrian conflict has made matters worse in Lebanon as tens of thousands of Syrian refugees fled to Lebanon. Many refugees arrived in Lebanon with severe injuries, no identification or money, and without a plan. The arrival of these refugees have caused sectarian tension in Lebanon, leaving the status of these refugees and country unknown. 

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Keeping Families Cozy and Warm This Winter

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ZF Stands in Solidarity

Zakat Foundation's statement of solidarity with all victims of violence. Continue Reading...

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UN Envoy Visits Al Rahma Clinic Serving Syrian Refugees

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Ramadan 2012-Providing Basic Necessities for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

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Ali Abdo, One Little Survivor’s True Story

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