Syrian refugees stand on muddy ground at a refugee camp in Zahle in the Bekaa valley November 27, 2014. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi
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The number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon has dropped to below 1 million for the first time since 2014, the United Nations told AFP Tuesday. At of the end of November, U.N. refugee agency UNHCR counted 997,905 Syrian refugees – a vast majority of them women and children – registered in Lebanon.In December 2016, the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon was 1,011,366 .More than 5 million Syrians have fled the country's conflict since 2011 to neighboring Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon, and even higher numbers are displaced internally.
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