Interview: "We need support... perhaps for the next five years"

More than 600,000 Syrians have sought refuge in Lebanon since the start of the Syria crisis in 2011. By the end of the year, Syrian refugees could make up an estimated 20 per cent of Lebanon’s entire population, says Humanitarian Coordinator Robert Watkins.

Mr. Watkins, who oversees the work of the UN agencies and humanitarian organizations assisting refugees and host communities affected by the crisis, talks about the serious humanitarian consequences of the Syria crisis for Lebanon and the region.

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