Food-insecurity rising for Syrian refugees in Lebanon: UNHCR

6 January 2017

Food-insecurity is rising for Syrian refugees living in Lebanon, many of whom are resorting to what have been described as “negative coping strategies” such as eating only one meal per day.

That’s according to the latest annual study carried out by UN agencies providing humanitarian relief in Lebanon, which is hosting more than a million refugees.

The survey finds that “an alarming 71 per cent” of Syrian refugee households are still living below the poverty line, which in Lebanon stands at US$3.80 a day.

The benchmark study was conducted by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) the UN Children’s Fund, and World Food Programme.

Reem Abaza asked UNHCR spokesperson in Lebanon, Lisa Abou Khaled, to outline the findings.

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