With little fanfare, the tiny, fragile country has emerged at the epicenter of the refugee crisis. According to U.N. numbers, more than 210,000 Syrians have registered with authorities in Lebanon.
Jan. 10, 2013 A young Syrian refugee looks out from a tent supplied by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in al-Marj, Lebanon. Refugees there are suffering from the cold and a food shortage after snow and widespread flooding. More than 210,000 Syrians have registered with authorities in Lebanon, according to U.N. figures, although the construction of camps that would evoke the Palestinian experience has not been allowed and erection of tents is outlawed. The total is probably higher, because wealthier Syrians who don’t seek U.N. help have joined the exodus. Lucie Parsaghian/European Pressphoto Agency Buy Photo