BEIRUT: The number of Syrian refugees registered and waiting registration with the United Nations in the country surpassed 800,000 Friday, according to the latest UNHCR figures.
The numbers have been steadily rising with about 13,000 refugees registering this week.
In addition, over 8,000 Syrian refugees have been born in Lebanon since the Syrian crisis began, according to the agency’s weekly update. A recent survey found that of 781 newborns, only 23 percent had registered birth certificates.
Those without certificates are at an increased risk of statelessness.
The agency and its partners continued with its winterization program, having identified 23 informal tented settlements in flood prone areas.
Efforts are ongoing by NGOs to find alternative solutions to reduce the risk of flooding in these areas.