Saturday, February 25, 2012

Al-Jazeera Video: Syrian refugees flood shanty towns in Lebanon

"At least 25,000 Syrians fearing brutal violence at home have fled across the border to Lebanon, taxing aid workers from both countries.

Workers attempting to shelter the refugees have been forced to place as many as four families in the same room, while other Syrians who left with few belongings now face $200 monthly rents for homes that are little more than outhouses.

Meanwhile, they are starved for news of loved ones in embattled cities such as Homs, where communications blackouts mean the fates of many are unknown.

Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from Lebanon."

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