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Impact of the Syrian Crisis

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Syrian Crisis Casts a Long Shadow over Refugees and Neighboring Countries

Syrian Crisis Casts a Long Shadow over Refugees and Neighboring Countries The plight of Syrian refugees and the neighboring countries struggling to host them continues to worsen as the ongoing conflict in Syria drives more people across the border.
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  • 1 million

    Syrian refugees and counting have crossed into Lebanon since the beginning of the conflict
  • 170,000

    Lebanese expected to fall into poverty by 2014, in addition to the current 1 million poor, due to the Syrian crisis
  • 10%

    increase in unemployment rate in Lebanon due to influx of Syrian refugees
  • 324,000

    Lebanese expected to join the ranks of the unemployment by 2014
  • 90,000

    refugee children are expected to enroll in Lebanon for the 2013-2014 school year
  • $348-$434 million

    needed by Lebanon's public education system to accommodate all the additional Syrian students in 2014
  • $177 million

    required to maintain quality and access of social services in Lebanon through the end of 2014
  • 2.9%

    decrease in Lebanon's GDP growth rate due to low consumer confidence and interruptions to trade and business after the Syrian crisis
  • $1.1 billion

    total cost of Lebanon's public expenditures over 2012-2014 to accommodate the surge in demand for public services due to influx of Syrian refugees
  • $193 million

    investment needed to deal with waste management in Lebanon due to influx of Syrian refugees



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